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Chris' Take on Corks

We have recently completed the labelling and packaging of 2006 Chris Ringland Shiraz. Lisa Perotti-Brown, of eRobertParker.com tasted the wine in July, 2013. The review has been posted in issue #211(Feb 2014).

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"Very deep garnet-black in color, the 2006 Shiraz presents gorgeous aromas of cassis, florals, some red fruits, damp earth, sage, charcoal, licorice and a hint of pepper. This 14.6% wine spends 42 months in oak and is a stark contrast to the previous vintage, as it is tight and crisp with medium levels of rounded tannins and shows a little evolution. It...

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On Pruning

pruning1It has been a cold, wet Winter. Just as it should be. The rain-gauge has collected 185.5mm (7.3 inches) in August. The rainfall gauging for August 2009 was 127.5mm (5.01 inches). A normal rainfall for the year at Stone Chimney Creek is around 750mm (30 inches). We experienced a very dry period from between 2002 and 2008. In 2005, for example, the rainfall gauging totalled a paltry 550mm (22 inches). It is a relief to know that the rainfall patterns seem to follow a long cycle. 100 year old, dry-grown vines can handle these variations. The rainfall figures for my district...

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Chris Ringland Shiraz rated as Exceptional in the 2010 Langtons Classification

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