Pemberton Outré Shiraz Malbec 2018

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About the Wine: 

This superb Pemberton Outré’ Shiraz Malbec 2018 has lifted aromas of blueberries, spice and dark chocolate it is also full of length and flavours of dark berries and oak spice with silky tannins.

This Pemberton Outré’ Shiraz Malbec 2018 is a wine to enjoy now or to cellar with care for up to 10 years.

Comments from Wine Buyer Steve:

This is a nice rich Shiraz Malbec. It is still young but shows fantastic up-front fruit weight and intensity suggesting the use of top-quality fruit. Flavours of dark berries and smooth oak integration. This wine will only get better with age once the tannins soften further and would be a great wine to cellar for 5 years. I just love this blend.

My score 94/100 – WACC Gold Medal  

About The Producer: 

The producer of this sensational Pemberton Shiraz Malbec is in the heart of Karri country in Pemberton. Nestled among the towering karri forests of the Pemberton wine region, the well-established vineyard is named in recognition of the early surveyors and pioneers who first settled Western Australia’s beautiful South West. They were robust, fiercely independent and of good solid character. The first vines (Chardonnay) were planed in 1996 and are tendered with lots of love and care to produce beautiful wines of class and distinction.

What is Shiraz and Malbec? 

The French and Americans call it Syrah, we call it Shiraz. A versatile variety and well suited to a range of climates, and can be found in most of the grape growing regions of Australia.

In hot climates (such as the Barossa Valley of Australia), Shiraz is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions, the acidity and tannin levels of Shiraz allows the wines produced from the grape to have favourable aging potential.

Malbec was a relatively forgotten red wine variety in Australia until about a decade ago, but thanks to Argentina there is now a great deal of interest in the variety.

 Malbec’s home is the Cahors Region in South West France. In that region it makes rich dark wines referred to as “black wines”. These reached legendary status in pre-Phylloxera times, but the Cahors region has taken a long time to recover from that disaster. Only in recent decades have the Cahors wines regained more than local recognition. The variety is certainly less common in Australia than it was a couple of decades ago, but there is some evidence that it may be making a comeback. Until the 1980s Malbec was used as blending material with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz or both. The role of blending partner with Cabernet has been supplanted by Merlot.

There has always been a few varietal Malbec’s around, but the variety was fading away until the past decade when a few enthusiasts have been giving the variety more attention

About the region?

As one of Australia’s youngest wine regions, gazetted in 2006, the small Pemberton Wine Region has already established a reputation for being one the most exciting emerging wine regions. The first commercial vineyard was established in Pemberton in 1982, since then over 40 vineyards have been established in this unique environment.

Surrounding Pemberton and Northcliffe, the region is home to many picturesque vineyards that adjoin karri forests. Most of the vineyards of the Pemberton Wine Region lie between the Donnelly River and the Warren River that flows through the region’s middle. The region is frequently referred to as “Karri Country” after the beautiful Karri forests. The soil supporting the region is karri loam a rich, red, fertile soil.

It combines southern latitude with high altitude 100 t0 200 metres above sea level and has a relatively cool climate, making it ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes and suited to the production of refined Bordeaux-style wines.

Product Notes

Alcohol Content:
Deep crimson with a purple hue
Lifted bouquet of blueberries, spice and dark chocolate
The palate is rich and round with dark berries and oak spice that are well supported by fine long tannins
Oak Treatment:
12 months in new and used French oak
Great Southern Western Australia
Cellaring Potential:
Drinking well now - Good for cellaring until 2028. Stelvin Cap Closure.


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