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James Oatley Tic Tok Shiraz

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DISCONTINUED BY WINERY

Winery: Robert Oatley Wines

James Oatley Tic Tok Shiraz 2008

Region Frankland River WA (60%), Mudgee NSW (30%) and McLaren Vale SA (10%).

Colour Its deep rich colour

Bouquet  On the nose is a to a ripe, rich fruitcake aroma along with some spicy characters.

Palate Generous in the mouth, the red berry fruits give way to nutmeg, mocca and dark chocolate notes, rounded tannins and a firm finish

Cellar Drink Now to 2016

Analysis
Alc/vol 14%
RS 0.27 g/L
pH 3.74
TA 6.55 g/L
Closure Stelvin

Winemaking The complexity and length of this contemporary Australian shiraz reflects its unusual provenance – a blend of Frankland River WA (60%), Mudgee NSW (30%) and McLaren Vale SA (10%). The numerous separate parcels were fermented on skins (for colour, tannin and flavour) for 12-14 days, with moderate pump-overs to keep the tannins soft rather than firm. The majority of the blend was matured in one to two year old French oak for 15 months, with a portion kept in stainless steel to retain vibrant fruit characters.

James  Otley - Heritage
Bob Oatley’s heritage goes back to the early days of the convict settlement in Sydney. Bob is a fifth generation Australian – a direct descendant of the convict, James Oatley, who was born in Warwickshire, England in 1770, the same year that Captain Cook discovered the east coast of Australia.
James Oatley grew up to become a clockmaker but along the way was a little errant in his ways - he was found guilty of stealing bed linen. Unfortunately for him at the time – but you could say, fortunately for Bob – his punishment was a life sentence, which meant being transported to Australia. He arrived in Sydney in 1815 just 27 years after the first fleet had sailed into Sydney Harbour.
James Oatley’s talents as a clockmaker were quickly recognised in the colony and he soon became its most highly regarded clock and watch maker. Officially pardoned in 1821 he was appointed Keeper of the Town Hall Clock by Governer Macquarie and commissioned to install the still functioning turret clock in the pediment of the Hyde Park Barracks on Macquarie Street.
As part of his renumeration he received a number of land grants from Governer Brisbane, including a 300-acre lot that is now the southern Sydney suburb of Oatley. His lovely Long Case Clocks were purchased by prosperous and prominent colonial citizens, with fewer than two dozen still in existence. They trade on the antique market today for up to $500,000, but only rarely.
Bob Oatley has crafted JAMES OATLEY TIC TOK as a tribute to his great great grandfather – five wines that reflect this proud Australian family’s passion for achieving the highest quality in the pursuit of excellence.


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