Dowie Doole Reserve Shiraz 2012
59,95 €(1 l = 79,93 €)
Knaller-Bouquet von Blaubeeren, Würze und etwas Rauch, am Gaumen ungemein weich, saftig und von toller Struktur. Aromen von Blaubeeren, Cassis, dunklen Kirschen, leicht rauchigem Holz und ein fast unendlicher Abgang – und trotz seines vollen Körpers ist er ein „Schmunzelmonster“, kein behäbig-fetter Wein, sondern einer, von dem man einfach noch ein und noch ein Glas will.
"A complex nose of dark fruits, leather, spices and dark chocolate. A full bodied palate, rich, generous and follows on from the bouquet with blackberry, plums, spice and dark chocolate. Complex, excellent weight and mouth-feel and tannin structure."
Flaschengröße (Liter): 0,75
Weingut: Dowie Doole
Region: Australien, McLaren Vale
Rebsorten: 100% Shiraz
Alkohol % vol.: 14,5
Säure g/l: 7,5
Restzucker g/l: 4
Schwefel mg/l frei(total): 33(123)
Haltbarkeit: am besten bis 2030
Allergene: Enthält Sulfite
Abfüller: Calitin Pty Ltd, 276 California Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171, Australia
Einführer: Apell Weine, Martin Apell, Ahnatalstrasse 114 A, 34128 Kassel, Deutschland
Verantwortlicher Lebensmittelunternehmer: Apell Weine, Martin Apell, Ahnatalstrasse 114 A, 34128 Kassel, Deutschland
Zum Verschluß: Diam-Korken
Der sogenannte "Diam-Korken" wird als natürliche Alternative zum Naturkork gehandelt und ist geprüft frei von Korkgeschmack. Er wird aus aufwendig gereingtem Naturkork hergestellt. Dabei wird er thermisch und mit einem lebensmittelechten Bindemittel (kein Klebstoff) mittels hohen Drucks komprimiert. Mehr dazu hier: http://www.diam-kork.com/
Viele namhafte Produzenten nutzen diesen für ihre Weine. Das Weingut Dowie Doole war einer der Vorreiter, die sich neben Schraubverschlüssen für ihre Weine auch für die hochwertigsten Diam-Korken (für ihre Flagschiff-Weine) entschieden haben. Leider sieht man den Korken den Unterschied zu den billigeren Varianten nicht unbedingt an.
"Norjan" Vineyard (Doole), “74 Block”, McLaren Vale SA 5171
Fruit for the 2010 Reserve Shiraz was sourced from Norm Doole's California Road Vineyard from the 74 Block. This small block was the first block to be replanted in this vineyard in 1974 and produces fruit of unique concentration and complexity.
Der "Norjan" Weinberg liegt nur 55m über NN (Normalnull) und ist bepflanzt mit 4 Shiraz-Klonen.
24 months in 100% French oak Hogsheads.
70% new /30% one-year old
Fruit is sourced from Norm and Jane Doole's California Road vineyard from the 74 Block. This was the first block replanted in 1974 and produces fruit of unique concentration and complexity. The fruit was machine harvested at night to enable us to pick at the coolest temperature. It was de-stemmed, crushed and transferred to 5 tonne “Fat-Boy” fermenters where it was fermented on skins for 8 days with two pump overs daily. When dry, the must was pressed straight into French oak hogsheads and matured for 24 months during which time it was racked and returned four times before final assembly of the wine. It received a coarse filtration before bottling.
2012 was a very low yielding vintage (30-50% less than normal).
With moderate temperatures. The conditions produced high quality grapes with intense concentrated fruit characteristics.
Your favourite recipe for this wine:
Boeuf en Croute (stuffed with truffled pate), red wine & mushroom gravy, roasted potatoes & root vegetables with steamed green beans.
5 STARS Gourmet Traveller Wine, 2012 Editorial:
"a plush style with a good degree of complexity. Blue fruits, lavender and violet on the nose, with a nice savoury edge. The flesh and oak are in harmony with the body. It's ripe, but not over the top."
93 POINTS Tony Keys, The Key Report, 2012
94 Punkte James Halliday
'A deep, dark and dense wine, showing lavish levels of sweet black fruits, mocha oak and a fresh sea salt tang for contrast; full-bodied and full throttle in every regard, yet showing a lightness of touch and fineness of tannin that provides a long and even finish.'
91 POINTS Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
"Black fruit, vanilla cream and spice, sage oil and gentle earthiness. Full bodied, smooth and supple, with plenty of dark chocolate, nougat and a distinct saline tang to close. A mouthful of black wine.' this is all high class deliciousness; sexy, sensuous and worth the money.'
Julian Coldrey, Full Pour, April 2012:
"And now for the big guns. I've deliberately tasted the 2010 Dowie Doole Shirazes in ascending order of price, as I find it endlessly fascinating how producers differentiate wines at various price points within their range. If the standard wine is all about drinkability, and the Cali Road character, the Reserve is concerned with packing as much in as possible. Without wanting to suggest its proportions are ridiculous (far from it), this wine is by far the most dense, firmly flavoured of the three. Oak is present, but I'm pleased the nose throws primarily fruit-driven aromas, really liquerous and rich, very much in the plum spectrum. These flavours aren't challenging; in fact, the aroma seems simply a much bigger, denser version of the entry level wine, more of everything in every way but never losing the rich ease of the region's Shiraz, which I adore. The palate, while fully flavoured, is most striking for its ease and flow. This is such a mellifluous wine, moving gently through the entry and middle palate, pushing intense plum fruit out from its brisk line to cover the tongue with flavour. There are prickles of acid at the edges, nicely fresh but mostly undisturbed by the thickness of the wine's flavour and its generous body. It's probably full bodied, but comes across more medium, because it's fundamentally a relaxed wine, keen to be drunk rather than dissected. I like the bright red swell through the after palate, and the silty tannins that settle on the finish are delicious. I've felt that some previous Reserve wines have been a bit oak-dominant and showy, but this is all high class deliciousness; sexy, sensuous and worth the money."