Shiraz from King Valley, North East Victoria, Australia.
SRP of $20 and available for as low as $15.
From the bottle:
"Throughout the Victorian goldfields in the 1880's many a miners dispute was resolved with a bout of fisticuffs. These contests took place in a small clearing in the bush, which became known as the "Fighting Flat". Today, we select grapes from vineyards close to many of the abandoned gold mines.
The Fighting Flat Shiraz is made from grapes taken off a high altitude, single site vineyard in the King Valley. The cool ripening process has produced a wine which is elegant, vibrant and deep red in colour. A medium to full bodied wine showing aromas and flavours typical of this alpine region. This is a wine to be enjoyed now or cellared for up to 7 years. Perfect with game pie or a hearty roast.
14.5% Alcohol "
The 2008 Redbank Fighting Flat King Valley Shiraz begins with a really pleasant aroma of spice, spice and more spice along with plum, mulberry and cranberry. Tasting the wine reveals lots of rich fruit and boatloads more spice. There are also nice touches of cedar and mint along with fine tannins in this medium to full-bodied wine. It ends with good length. A fantastic wine for the beginning of the fall season!
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