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Leone Shiraz 2015

Barossa Valley

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Tasting Notes

Colour

Rich and inky red with youthful purple hues.

Aroma

The nose has brooding layers of sweet, savoury and spice aromas. Raspberry, plum, liquorice, chocolate, cedar and black pepper notes to name a few.

Palate

This wine has a warm, inviting balanced palate, which is beautifully smooth. It tastes of rich, sweet raspberry fruits and the subtle toasty oak is complimentary to the chocolaty tannins.

Wine

The 2014 vintage provided elegant wines with structure and balance. The superb flavours and tannins are approachable now, but will benefit from cellaring if desired. This wine can be enjoyed with chargrilled beef tenderloin, or aged cheddar cheeses.

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine are grown on the Estate vineyards in the Barossa Valley. Single wire trellising, low cropping level and an ideal ripening season allowed the grapes to mature to their optimum ripeness. Barrel matured in medium toasted American oak using 15% new barrels in the blend. Fermented at 25 - 28c, twice daily rack and returns into open vats increases the oxygen contact during fermentation. Optium skin contact defines the soft tannins and gives structure on the palate.

Bottle Size: 750ml

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Reviews & Awards

Wine Showcase Magazine 2016 - Gold
WineState Magazine 2016 - 4 & a half stars
Perth Royal Wine Show 2016 - Bronze

Jamie Durrant, Essentials Magazine

Lou Miranda Estate Leone 2014 Shiraz – Barossa Valley
A unique Barossa wine featuring pronounced deep-layered fruit fragrances of ripe plums, blackberry and prunes combined with attractive dark chocolate and vanilla. Impressively balanced, its huge almost Christmas-cake nose could suggest a ponderous palate weight, but this is thankfully not the case. This perfectly accomplished wine has a lighter body as it benefits from a bright front-plate fruit nuance of raspberry. This is underpinned with broader bramble fruits and some tobacco and chocolate and a layering of soft dusty tannins. As it begins to open up, richer layers of ripe fruit come to the fore, yet it never seems too cloying or heavy. It features great length and a superbly balanced finish. This wine is testament to the Miranda family’s generations of winemaking expertise, well-honed vineyard management and extreme care in the cellar. Some may prefer to pair this wine with a rich pasta dish such as a tomatoey beef or lamb ragu but I recommend an aged cheddar cheese. This wine’s deeper fruit layers would be well complemented by a cheddar’s thick buttery texture. It’s not, by any stretch of the imagination, a quaffer. The Leone is a seriously well-constructed and tightly focused wine. Mighty impressive.