2019 Naked Run Hill 5 Shiraz Cabernet

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A vibrant and juicy take on the classic Aussie Shiraz Cabernet blend. Hailing from the Clare Valley this is an absolute bargain.
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The Hill 5 Shiraz Cabernet is a fresh take on the classic Aussie blend.

The Shiraz is sourced from Hill 5 at Sevenhill and the Cabernet from a small vineyard at Watervale. Fermented separately and in small open fermenters for a period of 11 days, the wine is then pressed off skins to a mixture of new and older French oak barriques with the idea of letting the fruit be the hero of the wine.

A deep-coloured wine showing hallmark plums, blackcurrant and creme de cassis/mint along with baked earth and dried herbs, this is evocatively Clare. The palate is medium-to-full bodied with a wonderful richness and depth of flavour all framed by soft, dusty tannins.

Lovely structure and elegance here backed by a long and satisfying finish.

The Naked Run Hill 5 is a traditional Australian blend of two premium red varieties Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Clare Valley. The Shiraz portion is sourced from Hill 5 at Sevenhill and the Cabernet from a small vineyard at Watervale. Small parcels are fermented in open fermenters with a portion of this wine undertaking natural ferment. The wine is fermented for 11 days on skins then pressed to new and older French oak barriques. After 20 months of maturation, the wine is bottled.

The Hill 5 Shiraz Cabernet is a vibrant deep cherry red colour. It shows lifted dark fruit, spice, chocolate, and jube aromas on the nose. The palate is rich and full bodied, with great weight and length. Roasted meat and chocolate characters dominate, balanced well with charry, spicy oak and pleasant soft dusty tannins on the finish. This is an elegant wine with nice balance and structure.

95 Points - "The varieties are fermented separately with wild yeast before spending about 5 months in old French oak, blended then bottled early. Apparently the aim of this wine is to let the fruit be the hero. Well that has been achieved. It is so delicious and lively, with red plums, blackberries, currants and a flutter of baking spices. It's juicy, medium bodied, with textural tannins and enjoyment stamped all over it. Oh, and a bargain too!" - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

93 Points - "Deepish red colour with a glint of purple remaining. The bouquet is reserved and cabernet-driven, with lots of dried herb, blackcurrant and crème de cassis notes. A very Clare style, with a little grittiness in the tannins and some subtle herbaceous notes. It's full-bodied and firm and appears to have plenty of potential." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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    Paul R.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Pure Clare

    Lovely wine medium body with some Cabernet highlights. At this price what’s not to love about it.

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