Majella "The Malleea" 2008

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Region:  Coonawarra

Grape Variety:  Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Shiraz 45%

Harvest Date:  April, 2008

Bottling Date:  February, 2010

Maturation:  22 months in new French Oak hogsheads

Alcohol:  14.5%

Cellaring:  10 - 15 years

Colour:  Rich, dark Magenta

Nose:  Ripe plums, spice and vanilla oak

Palate:  Is like a complex fruit cake, with layers of fresh berries, black olives and hints of chocolate. Fine dusty tannins enhance the finish.

Vintage Conditions:  Excellent seasonal growing conditions and a dry summer saw an early start to vintage in 2008 with vines showing little effect from the previous year’s frost. Most reds were picked between late March and early April producing intense wines with great colour, rich ripe flavour and fine tannins.  Yields were slightly below average for Cabernet Sauvignon with the wine’s showing excellent colour, good varietal distinction and ripeness, with flavours of attractive mint and mulberry. Shiraz yields were close to average and also show good ripe flavours with liquorice and spice