Red Wine Pelter Cabernet Shiraz 2019. Founded by Tal Pelter in 2005, Pelter winery is located in Ein Zivan which is an Israeli kibbutz in the Golan Heights. This area offers excellent winemaking conditions thanks to the dry Mediterranean climate, hot sunny days, basalt soils, and high altitude. Tal sources most of his fruit from the northern Golan with the remainder coming from the Jerusalem Hills and the Upper Galilee. This powerful red blend is made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Shiraz grapes. Part of the fruit comes from the winery’s hilly Haruach Vineyard in the Golan Heights which sits at 1100 metres above sea level, with the remainder coming from Ramot Naftali in the Upper Galilee which is planted on distinctive terra rossa or iron-rich red soils. The grapes are carefully harvested by hand at night to preserve freshness and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The young wine is then aged in French oak barrels for 20 months. Bursting with ripe cherries, plums and dark berries, this is a robust and full-bodied red with plenty of firm tannins and a well-built structure. The long finish, bold dark fruit flavours and balanced profile make this a great match for hearty red meat dishes. It can also be kept in the cellar for another decade or so where it will continue to develop and evolve.
Red Wine Pelter Cabernet Shiraz 2019
Red Wine Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz 2019. It is recommended to decant it for 1 or 2 hours before service. Founded by a young English doctor who immigrated to Australia in 1844, the Penfolds winery produces a range of wines that recall the generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape. Upon their arrival in Australia, Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his wife Mary bought the Mackgill estate, which included 500 hectares of land, and planted vines from southern France. It was Mary Penfold who was responsible for the management and winemaking processes. Initially the wines (based on grenache) were prescribed as tonics for anemic patients, but after the 1950s the production improved profoundly, and from the 1990s onwards the cellar began to attract the attention of the media and critics. Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz 2019 by Penfolds comes from the Coonawarra vineyard, which has always been the source of Syrah for this wine since 1962. This region is known for its cool climate and the precision and seduction of its fragrant red wines. This Bin 128 is made with fruit sourced from Coonawarra’s unique red earth soils. The wine shows scents of cherry and a peak of choco-mint that recalls its regional character with notes brought by the oak such as camphor and sweet spices. It’s fresh and lively with good acidity and strong tannins that open the way to a long and persistent aftertaste. Try it with grilled meat, but it’s a must with lamb.
Red Wine Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz 2019. It is recommended to decant it for 1 or 2 hours before service. When English doctor Christopher Rawson and his wife Mary Penfold arrived in Australia in 1844, they bought a 200-hectare estate in Adelaide and founded the Penfolds winery. For many years the company has concentrated its production almost exclusively on brandy and fortified wines. But in the 1950s, when Max Schubert joined the Penfolds adventure, he infused the estate’s wines with the elegance and aging capacity of the great Bordeaux wines that fascinated him so much. Success was not long in coming when the cellar master signed his famous Grange cuvée, which crossed Australian borders to win over wine lovers from all over the world. Even today, cellar master Peter Gago continues to perpetuate this tradition of excellence. The Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz from Penfolds is a red wine produced from a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Shirazrapes come from various vineyards and appellations (McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully, Padthaway, Coonawarra). The wine is aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels. The wine is perfectly balanced and supported by a nice acidity. The nose reveals aromas of blackberries and plums and then sweet notes of violet. On the palate it reveals aromas of dark chocolate and tobacco, harmoniously combined with notes of black fruit. The finish is long and the tannins are soft and refined. Have it with beef and meat stews.