Nugan Estate ‘Alfredo Second Pass’ Shiraz 2013
Attractive aromas of rhubarb and cherry with tobacco, dark chocolate and earth are followed by long and complex palate of ripe raspberries with dark chocolate and velvety tannins.
92 pts Stephen Tanzer’s IWC (JR)
Inky purple. Heady, expansive aromas of dark fruit liqueur, potpourri and incense, with a hint of smoky minerality adding vivacity. Offers juicy, penetrating cherry and dark berry flavors and an exotic floral pastille quality that builds in the glass. Shows excellent clarity and thrust on the finish, with silky tannins coming in late.
88 pts Wine Spectator
Soft and round, with a strong root beer and red pepper cast to the dark berry flavors, finishing with crinkly tannins. Drink now through 2019. 1,500 cases made. –HS
The second pass Shiraz is sourced from our family’s premium vineyards in Australia. After fermentation, the wine was pressed onto the pomace and yeast lees of our premium “Alfredo” Dry Grape Shiraz adding to the wines’ intensity. Thereafter, the wine was matured in French and American oak for 12 months resulting in a wine of concentration and quality.