Wine SpectatorDark and brooding, but not heavy, swirling with black coffee-accented cherry and black olive flavors, with refined tannins. Open-textured and compelling.
Winery Notes:2012 was a one of those wonderful year's where mother nature provides the kind of climatic conditions that sees both winemakers and vignerons get excited. Color: Dark cherry red, with purple, black hues. Bouquet: Expressive dark berry fruit, a hint of creaminess and some subtle controlled oak spice. Palate:Abundant, soft up front notes of plums and blackcurrant are followed by a deep inky feel to the wine, all of which provide a fullness of mouth feel before a fine tannin frame arrives to provide a clear direction and structure . The dark berry fruit returns to help the wine roll out through a long, comforting finish.
ShirazAlso known as Syrah in Australia and South Africa, Shiraz makes intense, deep wines with plenty of spice, fruit and alcohol. It thrives in warm climates, and is widely grown in Australia, California, and the Rhone region of France, where it makes Cote Rotie and Hermitage, and forms the backbone of Chateauneuf du Pape. View all our additional Shiraz items
With the sixth largest wine industry in the world, Australia exports over 100,000,000 gallons a year. Climate conditions vary widely across Australia's many wine regions, creating ideal growing conditions for all of the Vitis vinifera varieties as well as "alternative" varietals like Tempranillo and Viognier, which are gaining popularity. Shiraz (Syrah) is the country's signature grape and the primary ingredient in Australia's most famous wine Penfolds Grange, which critic Robert Parker compared to Bordeaux's famous Petrus. Australian winemakers are know for their innovation, pioneering many viticultural techniques that they ritually share with their Northern Hemisphere-brethren during off-season travel.View all our items from Australia