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Metzer Family Shiraz 2015

August 21, 2016
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
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Metzer Family Shiraz 2015

Massive attack.

Metzer Family Wines is a joint venture between winemaker Wade Metzer and Barry Holdfeld who has a background in precision engineering.

The Shiraz 2015 comes from a Helderberg vineyard planted in 1998. It features three different soil types, namely sandstone, granite and clay and this diversity in soil composition resulted in grapes being picked in four different phases. Fermentation occurred spontaneously including 30% whole-bunch while maturation lasted 12 months in French oak, 30% new. Price: R250 a bottle.

It’s difficult to know what to make of the wine. The nose shows black fruit, leather and spice while the palate is colossal – super-concentrated fruit, firm tannins and hot to the point of fiery on the finish (the alcohol is 15.5%). I don’t get it but I know that some will…

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