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2003 Salomon Finniss River Estate

Grapes Syrah, Viognier
Colour Red
Origin Australia, South Australia
ABV 14.5%

Some customers may remember that the 2001 vintage of this exceptional wine as given 18.5 by Jancis Robinson - same score as Grange of the same vintage. Jancis descibed it as 'the sort of bottle that lurked in Len Evans’ cellar. Lovely texture! Complex. Well knit. Subtle, absolutely a cross between Australia and northern Rhône', and of course it is sold fully mature and ready to drink. The 2003 is the latest release and is every bit as good.

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Tasted blind. Dark smudgy ruby with lots of development. Sweet, rose-petal nose – very flattering and very developed. Smudgy and gentle. With savoury notes on the end. Pretty dry finish – I’d say definitely French! Fun for current drinking. Well balanced and fluid with definite savour. Not heavy.
18.5 (Oct 2015)

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Bert Salomon's Australian vineyard holdings are in the Finniss River region, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, just south of Adelaide. Founded by his ancestors in 1866, the current generation followed his lead over a hundred years later to make wines with the same meticulous care that they follow in the Wachau, Austria. For local knowledge and expertise, Bert has been helped from the outset by his longtime friend Mike Farmilo, who was Penfold’s chief red winemaker until 1997. It has clearly been a winning combination.

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