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2015 Deakin Estate Shiraz Murray Darling Shiraz

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Mildura has become a prized epicentre for the production of wine and Deakin were at the forefront of the regional revolution. The catch phrase has always been grab a Deakin and that’s because this wine offers so much for just so little. A cracking little barbecue wine, this shows Shiraz at its softest and most giving. Full of blueberry fruit that’s underpinned by a note of vanilla and spice, the wine shows a good balance between fruit and acids before a long, satisfying finish.

Winemaker's Notes

The catch phrase has always been grab a Deakin because this wine offers so much for just so little. This Deakin Estate Shiraz is a perfect match for red meat and Italian style dishes. Super mellow, soft, smooth fruit shouts drink me now.

Alc/Vol: 13.5%

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2015 Deakin Estate Shiraz Murray Darling Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Very good hue; is flooded with all-up flavour and texture; plum and blackberry varietal fruit is supported by tannins and an infusion of oak ex chips of staves-it matters not.
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
88
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Lightly fruited, simple and supple, with dusty, faintly floral and herbal aromas of light black and red berries, beetroot and white pepper. It's forward but becomes quite dilute down the palate, lacking genuine depth and ripeness.
2012-2013+
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
81
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Large estate vineyards (373 ha) and the skill of winemaker Dr Phil Spillman ensure the consistency of the Deakin Estate wines. Light red-purple, bright and clear; the bouquet has fragrant red berry aromas, the light- to medium-bodied palate with similar fruit enhanced by fine but persistent tannins. Practised handling of large volumes of grapes and wine, given an extra point for its freshness and elegance.
to 2014
Halliday's Top 100 Aussie Wines 2011
90
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
An honest if slightly over-oaked shiraz whose spicy, lightly dusty bouquet of sweet dark berries, redcurrants and plums shows some cardboard-like oak influence. It's elegant, supple and fine-grained, with a restrained but lively palate finishing savoury, with lingering notes of licorice
2012-2015
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
86
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
Shiraz has delivered terrific flesh on the bones and ripe plums and blackberries with some easygoing, ripe tannins and a spicy, confected finish. Drink now.
WBM Wine 100 2011
87
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Good purple colour, deep but clear; a prime example of just how much flavour and structure can be obtained from the Riverland; the blackberry fruit of the medium-bodied palate has good texture and structure.
Wine Companion Newsletter 2010
89
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
An honest, flavoursome and slightly meaty shiraz whose marginally baked and closed expression of plums, berries and fresh vanilla/chocolate oak delivers a moderate length of confectionery sweetness and intensity. Underpinned by firmish fine tannins, it finishes quite earthy.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Clear red; the wine has a fragrant bouquet of black and red cherry, the light- to medium-bodied palate encapsulating those flavours in a fine web of gently savoury tannins. Continues a tradition of excellent value for this label.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
A juicy and very fruity shiraz displaying vibrant fleshy fruit intensity. Has fine firmish tannins threading through the soft medium-bodied palate. Nice full plum flavours with a little sprinkle of spices.
The West Australian 2009
90
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
The Deakin Estate wines are inexpensive, but they are Price impeccably put together - very smart winemaking and grape-growing team. Full of sweet, jubey fruit flavour - raspberry and currants. You can't really ask for more at the price. Has brightness, fleshiness and an easy drinking, fruity style. Substantial tannin too - it's grippy and meaty, which is great to see. A standout in its class.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
89
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
An honest, flavoursome and slightly meaty shiraz whose marginally baked and closed expression of plums, berries and fresh vanilla/chocolate oak delivers a moderate length of confectionery sweetness and intensity. Underpinned by firmish fine tannins, it finishes quite earthy.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
86
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
What a surplus can do! Outstanding wine at the price; an excellent varietal fruit profile on the medium-bodied palate, supported by ripe tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Good colour; black cherry aromas; light- to medium-bodied palate; has similar attractive fruit expression, but is distinctly short.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A soft, earthy and dark-fruited shiraz with a moderately aromatic and generous weight of ripe, juicy plum and red berry flavour is underpinned by a rather green-edged and slightly metallic aspect. Pleasingly long and persistent.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
86
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Wolf Blass used to sponsor the Waratahs. (Don't know why they gave up, but perhaps 'Have a glass of our finest to celebrate the inevitable annual late-season collapse', wasn't the brand image they were after.) Deakin Estate, more astutely, backed the Lions in the glory days. But why did no wine producer adopt the Reds when the ledger was a little more impressive? The Deakin Estate Reds? Winner! Meanwhile, this juicy red is seriously good value.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
88
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Lightly smoky aromas of violets, blackberries, cassis and white pepper precede a generous and juicy palate whose rich, ripe red and blackfruit flavours are backed by sweet toasty vanilla oak. Framed by firmish, pliant tannin, it's moderately long and balanced, finishing with clean acids and no hint of overcooked flavour.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
86
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Strong red-purple colour; light- to medium-bodied; good blackberry fruit and a flick of oak; excellent value.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A supple, elegant and easy-drinking shiraz of genuine structure and style. Its spicy, floral aromas of fresh small red and black berries, vanilla and cedary oak are lifted by nuances of white pepper. Surprisingly long and tightly focused, its smooth, spicy and brightly lit palate of delicate berry flavours and lightly toasty oak has a fine-grained coating of pliant and powdery tannin.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
85
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Rather elegant, polished and finely crafted shiraz whose fresh, spicy aromas of raspberries cherries, plums and cassis are lifted by nuances of white pepper and sweet vanilla oak. Smooth, even and creamy, its lively and sour-edged expression of intense cherry and berry fruit overlies some smoky and lightly raw-edged oak.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
87
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Great value shiraz with a fragrance of white pepper, dark cherries and plums, earthy riverland characters and cedar/vanilla oak. Smooth, polished and spicy, it's long and generous, with a pleasing spine of underlying grip and extract.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
86
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Quite rich and complex; lots of dark berry fruit and a twist of oak; shows the outstanding 2002 vintage. Great value.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet has direct, fresh plum and cherry fruit with a subtle touch of oak; the palate delivers more of the same, smooth and supple, with attractive fruit flavours. This is commercial winemaking at its best; excellent value.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
86
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Clean, direct red fruit and restrained oak on the bouquet are followed by m attractive fruit-driven palate which has fleshed out very well since being bottled. Very good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
87
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Youthful red-purple; clean, fresh cherry/red berry fruit of moderate intensity and just a hint of oak on the bouquet leads into a palate with an excellent volume of cherry fruit, soft tannins and subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
85
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Dense red-purple; youthful berry fruit aromas on the bouquet are followed by a wine with considerable substance and weight in the mouth; again, berry and earth flavours are supported by lingering tannins. Outstanding value at the price.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
85
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; surprisingly concentrated and ripe earthy berry fruit aromas blossom in the glass. The palate, too, shows lots of black cherry, blackberry and raspberry fruit and avoids those hard tanky flavours of many early-bottled reds.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
84

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