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Sidewood 'Stablemate' Shiraz, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
91 Points

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Vintage: 2018
BC: $25.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -61336
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WineScores' Review

Juicy, fresh, supple.
The cooler-climate Adelaide Hills in South Australia is home to Sidewood, a family owned winery, cellar door and restaurant established in 2004. They produce roughly 600,000 bottles annually from 91-hecates of vine.
This 100% Shiraz was partially whole berry fermented to create a partial carbonic maceration; it went through a malolactic fermentation as well and aged in French oak (about 25% new) for 12 months.
Notes of white pepper and salted licorice, mulberry, Umeboshi plum, vanilla cocoa and coffee lead to a fresh palate with great balance. It has notable sapidity and while weighty, it's not jammy. It's smooth and chic with a coffee/cocoa flavoured finish.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, French Food

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2023-06-26 00:22:00.0


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