Patrick of Coonawarra 'Estate' Shiraz 2013 Coonawarra, South Australia
This is great……and here’s why!
95/100 - Wine Showcase Magazine
90/100 'Top Value' Huon Hooke
GOLD - Wine Showcase Magazine
BRONZE - Limestone Coast Wine Show
BRONZE - Melbourne International Wine Show
BRONZE - Cairns Wine Show
BRONZE - Great Australia Shiraz Challenge
BRONZE - Rutherglen Wine Show
4 STARS - Winestate Magazine
Recommended - the Real Review
Huon Hooke “It's full-bodied and drinking well now. A serious glass of red......Deep red colour with a tint of purple, and a shy, reserved bouquet, which suggests fumey red fruits, older wood and some forward-development. The palate is drying, savoury and well-coated with supple tannin, the structure is in balance with the flavour and indicates it still has a cellaring future. Cellaring Potential: 2028”
The Winemaker "The palate is soft & youthful with great length. This wine has great longevity & will reward cellaring for 5-10 years.This wine was matured in a combination of new American & second use French oak, giving rise to the intense mocha & hints of licorice. This is complemented with the rich mulberry fruit & touch of fruitcake spice."
Patrick's of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The wines are built on the solid foundation of extensive estate vineyards: 36 hectares in Coonawarra and 42 hectares in Wrattonbully. The Wrattonbully plantings contain shiraz, sauvignon blanc, and some of the riesling. All of the cabernet is grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his eonologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.
Coonawarra is the most important wine region within South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. .