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2015 Riposte By Tim Knappstein The Cutlass Shiraz

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Our Price: $21.99 / bottle (RRP: $28.00) Case: 12 x 750ml

'This wine starts with dark cherry before moving into spiced dark plum fruit with an oompapah beat of ripe tannins.'
95 Points - James Halliday

  • Cracking cool climate hills Shiraz from the Adelaide Hills and made by industry legend Tim Knappstein. Because of the altitude the crop matures slowly giving a cool climate, white pepper overlay to the blueberry, dark cherry and plum characters of the fruit. 95 Points from Halliday doesn't hurt either. Get in on the act.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    In a quest for complexity, the grapes were fermented in two batches. One featured 50% whole bunches with normally crushed fruit as the balance while the other contained 50% whole berries. These two wines were matured separately in 35% new French barrels before blending.
    The grapes for this wine are from the vineyard of Carmine and Marina Pepicelli, near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. At 480 metres this is one of the highest Shiraz vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. It is located on a gentle north facing slope giving an ideal aspect with maximum sunlight exposure.


    TASTING NOTES

    Rich and flavoursome the Cutlass shows thick cuts of red berry and juicy dark plum with some whole bunch derived spice. The palate is long and persistent with complex fruit flavours overlaid with fresh toasty French Oak.

  • REVIEWS

    'Tim Knappstein has had a lifetime of practice, and his wines continue to reflect both his technical skills across a range of varieties and his abiding belief in reflecting terroir. This wine starts with dark cherry before moving into spiced dark plum fruit with an oompapah beat of ripe tannins.'
    95 Points - James Halliday



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