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La Violetta Up! Shiraz 2011

If you’re fixing for a cult wine producer from Great Southern that doesn’t get much light of day out of WA, then here you go. The whole range is shiny and exciting, touched with a feather duster of experimentation and looking to showcase good regional vibes in the wines. There’s a riesling (das Sakrileg) out there too, which has created big noise in the fancy hair set, though the reds command decent attention in their own right. Tied in with Castelli Estate, by winemaker, mostly. Onwards.

Meaty, gamey aromas, but from ripe, earthy fruit as oak seems background here. Gunflint and slate-like minerality in the palate; medium bodied and fresh feeling, some grainy tannin subtley woven in. It’s en-vogue for brightness and youthful feel, delivers with pure fruit and a briny crispness. Expressive and utterly delicious.

Tasted : Jul-13
Alcohol : 13.6%
Price : $45
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2013 - 2019
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