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Magpie Estate 'The Fakir'

2005 was a stellar vintage, but not all the Grenache measured up this year. So we decided not to release a Gomersal this vintage -our top Grenache and instead blended most of it into this wine. As the Gomersal is aged in partly new French oak puncheons this means the Fakir has slightly more new oak influence than usual. The final blend includes 5% Shiraz which we often add to increase complexity and add structure. 40% new French oak, 10% new American oak the balance in 1-4 year old barrels. Displays classic cherry, white pepper, plum, clove, cinnamon, meat and toasty oak. Its medium bodied and really juicy. Plum and cherry combine with spice, meat and oak. Tannins are ripe. Makes a great food wine as itís a very versatile style. Drink now-2013.

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