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2015 Zilzie Regional Barossa Shiraz

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Zilzie might own over 1200 acres of prime vineyards near the Murray Darling, but that does not stop them heading to other regions to source authenticity. In this tasty incarnation they have jumped on the best Barossa fruit to create a wine that is an excellent rendition of the style. It’s a mouthful of black fruit and plum, chocolate and vanilla, before soft, juicy tannins ensure a long, lively finish. This lush, full-bodied red is just the thing you need when eating ribs.

Winemaker's Notes

The Barossa is Australia's premier Shiraz region, offering a lush, velvety, mouth-filling experience.

Colour: Intense, deep red with crimson hues.

Aroma: Mulberry, sweet dark plum, cedar and spice.

Palate: Concentrated dark fruit flavours, complimented by subtle spicy oak characters and fine tannins.

Winemaking: Fruit was selected from premium Barossa vineyards and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel for 7-10 days, to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Following primary fermentation the wines were gently pressed and underwent malolactic fermentation before racking to French barriques for around 12 months.

Vintage: After good winter rainfall, spring was warm and dry, with cool nights. Some welcome rain in January was followed by a warm February and a cool March. The fruit was harvested in late March with slightly reduced yields, resulting in good flavour, colour and tannin development.

Food Match: Pulled beef slider with beer battered chips.

Cellaring: Enjoy on release or within 5 years of vintage.

Alc/vol: 14.5%

Gold Medal - 2016 China Wine & Spirit Best Value Awards

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2015 Zilzie Regional Barossa Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Good hue, though relatively light; how the back label could describe the wine as full-bodied is beyond me; it is in fact light-bodied, but with elegance and harmony, its red berry fruits with a whisker of oak spice and fine tannins.
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Deep colour; the bouquet is loaded with sweet black fruits, offering a notable pastille-like edge; the palate is dense, juicy and generous, with fruitcake, chocolate and chewy tannins.
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2013
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Clear crimson hue; an elegant and lively wine, throwing down the gauntlet to the 15% alcohol Barossa Valley shirazs that have proliferated in recent years; the fragrant bouquet of plums and a hint of spice, or perhaps licorice, is followed by a palate that is well-balanced and long. Exceptional value.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep crimson-purple; a generous medium- to full-bodied shiraz with an abundance of plummy black fruits, and avoids any dead fruit characters. Top value.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A particularly well put-together wine given the vintage and its Riverland provenance; modest alcohol has not thinned the wine, nor led to any green notes.Value
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A glorious bouquet, very complex and lively; a fine, intense and silky mid-palate flows through to a very long finish. Gold, National Wine Show '07.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied, driven by abundant black cherry and blackberry fruit; minimal oak; soft tannins, supple mouthfeel.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005

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