Emily’s Paddock Shiraz / Cabernet Franc – 2001

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Great structure and an acid balance that typifies “Emily’s”, with its normal mouth watering perfume, elegance and length. Fabulous wine that highlights the influence of site specificity or terroir, being only one kilometre from Georgia’s Paddock, but poles apart in style. A touch more tannic than the 2000. Delicious now, and cellaring potential is high. 13.5% alc/vol.

Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW – August 2007

Deep colour. Ginger/ black berry aromas with some herb garden notes. Sweet ginger/ dark berry fruits, briary firm – touch sappy tannins, underlying new malt/ ginger/ spice oak. Finishes firm and long. 2010-2025. 85 points

Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW – 17th August 2012

Medium deep crimson. Fragrant red cherry,chinotto, minty aromas with savoury notes. Medium bodied wine with chinotto, red cherry, sage, spicy flavours and sinewy dry tannins. Tannins and alcohol dry out and attack the finish. Drink now rather than wait. Now – 2020 – 87 points

Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW – 8th August 2017

Medium crimson. Fully mature red currant earthy mocha aromas with some leather nuances. Supple sweet fruit, red currant, earthy mocha flavours, some looseknit chocolaty tannins and some herb garden menthol notes. Finishes chocolaty/ leafy firm and long. Ready to drink with attractive fruit complexity and mineral length. Alc 13.5% 92 points Now – 2030

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