Nugan Estate Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz 2013
92 pts Stephen Tanzer’s IWC (JR)
(made in an Amarone style): Inky purple. Expansive, highly perfumed scents of red- and blackcurrant, dried cherry, rose and licorice. Juicy black and blue fruit flavors display liqueur-like depth, with a peppery nuance providing lift. Sappy, smoke-accented cherry and blackcurrant flavors linger on the fruit-dominated finish, which is framed by smooth, velvety tannins.
When a young Alfredo Nugan emigrated from Spain in 1940, he had a clear vision of his family;s new life in Australia. Today, his legacy sees the Nugan Family established as one of Australia’s most successful agricultural enterprises. This limited release collection of premium wines is a tribute to his vision and the passion he instilled in us, his family, to pursue his ideals of outstanding quality and service. This Dried Grape Shiraz is sourced from out Family’s premium vineyards in the Riverina and McLaren Vale. Once harvested, a parcel of this Shiraz was dried on specialized racks to create flavor intensity and concentration. After fermentation, the wine matured in American and French oak for 12 months, resulting in a hand crafted wine of quality.