Planted in the Onkaparinga Valley in the Clarendon Hills area, this wine is always very peppery and spicy with nuances of Leather and minerals. A most individual wine - always very deeply coloured and with abundant tannin.
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The pick of the bunch from our McLaren Vale vineyards.
Distinctive dark purple-black colour. Cascading blue fruits on the nose with hints of dark chocolate and subtle oak. A rich voluptuous palate with concentrated plum and dark berry fruit, supple fine tannins flow through to a long and persistant finish.
The melding of the three traditional Barossa varieties creates a tremendously complex and rewarding wine.
The Grenache and Mataro are from old bush vines that are pruned in the traditional ‘goblet’ style to a limited number of buds, reducing yields and promoting flavour and colour concentration. Only the free run component of the Shiraz is used in the blend to allow the Grenache identity to shine through.
When poured, the density and depth of the 2004 Struie is immediately apparent; completely black/purple with an opulent magenta tinge. A floral hit of violets makes way for the more brooding aromas of tar, chocolate, licorice and coffee with a subtle hint of cinnamon and spice.
The rich, luscious palate of great concentration envelopes the mouth and silky smooth tannins compliment and complete this elegant blend.
Barbecue, ribs, spicy sausages and smoked brisket.
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