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2014 Bullant Shiraz

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Made by Lake Breeze, the success story of Langhorne Creek, the Bullant range is named after the bullants that are known to harass vineyard workers. This fresh and approachable red is designed to be drunk in its youth with vibrant fruit flavours, which over deliver and offer great value. Plums, chocolate and earth all vie for attention. It’s rich, full and generous on the palate and offers immense flavour and generosity of length. This demands to be matched with a scorched steak, served rare.

Winemaker's Notes

A ripe, full bodied wine which has benefited from 15 months oak maturation. It shows an aroma reminiscent of plums and chocolate with a touch of earthy complexity.

The palate is rich and full of black-fruits and has a long soft finish.

A wine which could partner a cheese plate equally as well as a rare fillet steak. It is drinking well now but will age gracefully over the next 5 years.

While you’re enjoying this wine, spare a thought for our vineyard workers who once danced amongst the vines avoiding the menacing bull ants who resided there.

Awards & Recognition:
Gold Medal - 2015 Langhorne Creek Wine Show

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2014 Bullant Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Deep colour; combines fresh black fruits in abundance with contrasting quartz-like mineral highlights; the palate is medium-bodied unctuous and generous, fresh and focused Outstanding value for the price.
2020
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion, 2011
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Vivid, deep crimson-purple; a rich, medium- to full-bodied shiraz replete with black fruits and dark chocolate; a slight kick on the finish (alcohol?) is eminently forgivable at this price; worth cellaring.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Lively, estery wine with plenty of 'zing'. Nice spicy varietal fruit. Drying finish.
Winestate 2009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
This is made by the team at the ever-reliable Lake Breeze winery. Old-fashioned style and old-fashioned value. It's rich and smooth, liberally doused with creamy vanillin oak and fleshy and sweet through the finish. It doesn't have a great deal of length or complexity, but it's smooth and deep and satisfying.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Bright colour; plum and mulberry fruit with a splash of spice and mint; warm and rich on the palate, with ample levels of dark fruit. Value.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Clear and bright crimson; fragrant fruit aromas replicated on the black cherry and raspberry flavours of the light-to medium-bodied palate; in typical regional fashion, has a pleasingly supple mouthfeel.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2006 Vintage) says
Apparently these hardnut ants can take on funnelwebs! We just saw a home movie of them carrying a big spider away with them for supper – there are some awesome takeaway joints in Langhorne Creek! We suppose that this wine echoes the menacing ants that march around these vineyards in that it is forceful, dense, powerful and a small amount of spend can go a pretty long way. Good wine, nice label, just don’t fall asleep on a picnic in Langhorne Creek!
Taste Food and Wine Guide 2009
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
An intense yet elegant wine showing complex, funky aromas leading to a stylish dark fruit palate thats well integrated with the oak.
Winestate 20082009

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