2015 Shiraz Wines (2x750ml)
Shiraz grapes were handpicked from a vineyard in the Perdeberg, crushed and fermented until the end of alcoholic fermentation. After pressing the wine was divided into two barrels, one old French barrel (OU HOUT) and one new French barrel (NUWE HOUT) and matured in these barrels for 18 months before being bottled separately. The OU HOUT wine has more fruity, berry and spicy aromas, with a medium bodied mouth feel. The NUWE HOUT wine has more wood associated aromas, such as chocolate, vanilla and has fuller mouthfeel, which is due to larger contribution of the wood in the latter wine. These differences are due to the fact that the wood associated flavours are leached out in older barrels and become less available for subsequent wines matured in these barrels.
Taste these wines as assess the effect of barrels with different ages on a red wine…