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Howard's Folly Reserve Red 2008

 

Grape Varieties: 90% Syrah and 10% Alicante Bouschet
Ageing: 12 months in French Oak Barrels
Finishing: No fining or cold stabilisation. Blended and bottled in March 2009.



Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 14,3%
Total acidity: (6.7g/l) (Ac.Tart.)
Volatile acidity: 0.55 (g/l) (Ac.Acet.)
pH: 3.53



Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep, dark red garnet colour, almost opaque.
Aroma: Complex heady mix of dark berry and plum fruits, some tarry, earthy, gamey notes.
Palate: Full rich creamy palate with focused and dense fruit. Spicy vanillan and mocha notes. Great balance, structure, and length.
Serving Suggestion: Decant 60 minutes prior to serving with Roast meats (especially Beef and of course Yorkshire pudding!), hearty stews and soft blue cheeses.



Awards

Bronze Medal Winner Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition
Bronze Medal Winner Chicken Tikka – HKIWSC
Bronze Medal Winner Kung Pao Chicken – HKIWSC
Bronze Medal Winner Peking Duck - HKIWSC
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