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One Man Band 2009

TASTING NOTE

The wine shows cassis fruit, with exotic spice and red fruit notes. It is layered with fragrant ripe cherry and blackberry notes, with underlying spicy cederwood and white pepper characters. The palate is seamless, with elegant fine grained tannins.

TECHNICAL INFO

Alcohol.  13,67%
Residual sugar.  2,0 g/l
Total acid.  5,8 g/l
pH.  3,78

Merlot.  26%
Cabernet Sauvignon.  33%
Petit Verdot.  3%
Syrah.  36%
Mourvèdre.  2%

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Dark, purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Elegant flavour, stylistically reminiscent of an Hermitage. Aromas reminiscent of white pepper, dark berries and black cherries. Vanilla and slightly roasted aromas in the background. On the palate well balanced with peppery spiciness, good fruit, well balanced tannins and great length.
(94/100)
MARKUS DEL MONEGO
Tasted Journal #8
One Man Band is an endeavour to put the best possible red wine from Iona in a bottle using any, some or all of our Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Mourvèdre and Viognier, regardless of planted proportions, creating a blend which surpasses any of the single varietals on their own.
 
A blend gives us the leverage to produce – in any given vintage – a wine of substance, character, complexity and poise. A wine that will represent the best possible reflection of each vintage from Iona.
 
One Man Band is a balancing act using many different instruments, aiming to harmonise, co-ordinate and integrate the separate elements.
 
One Man Band is not a "fait accompli" – but rather represents continuous endeavour and striving. There is implied humility with necessary focus and dedication to task which is the cornerstone of our farming practices, and the making and selling of our wine.

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Tim Atkin gives Iona One Man Band 93/100

POSTED. 2013/05/31
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