Alpha Crucis Titan Shiraz 2017
Deep purple with crimson hues. An aromatic wine with lifted dark cherry and plum fruits, layers of chocolate, spice, and nuts. A concentrated and textured wine with layers of dark fruits - plums and dark cherry, combined with milk and dark chocolate notes. The finish is long with hints of roasted nuts, truffles, and licorice all lingering.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Renae Hirsch made this fresh shiraz at Chalk Hill for the Alpha Crucis project, offering a shiraz with mineral intensity girding its dense black-cherry flavors. There’s brightness infusing every corner of the plump fruit, layering strawberry notes and rose-stem green notes over the darker plum and cherry depths. Powerful and gracious.
Known for opulent red wines with intense power and concentration, McLaren Vale is home to perhaps the most “classic” style of Australian Shiraz. Vinified on its own or in Rhône Blends, these hot-climate wines are deeply colored and high in extract with signature hints of dark chocolate and licorice. Cabernet Sauvignon is also produced in a similar style.
Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah makes an intense, powerful and often age-worthy red. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah achieves its maximum potential in the steep village of Hermitage and plays an important component in the Red Rhône Blends of the south, adding color and structure to Grenache and Mourvèdre. Syrah is the most widely planted grape of Australia and is important in California and Washington. Sommelier Secret—Such a synergy these three create together, the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre trio often takes on the shorthand term, “GSM.”