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Giant Steps Miller Vineyard Shiraz

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Nose: Roasted herbs, cracked pink pepper, and dark olives. Black cherry, plums & violets. Raspberry liquorice.

Palate: Granite, spice and black forest cake. Roasted coffee, cumquats and orange peel. Rich (but not heavy) with good acidity.

Food: Grilled baby lamb cutlets. Poached beef in master stock. Aged Beaufort (Gruyere).

Giant Steps Wine Reviews and Accolades

"Phil Sexton's Giant Steps are quickly taking his Yarra vineyards into full biodynamic management, and if this wine's any indicator of how well he'll do, we should all start saving up and ensuring our place on the mailing list. Shiraz of this pious philosophy has mainly been Castagna country til now. While there's a peppercorn or two in the nose, it's mainly swimmingly alive with fresh red fruits and juicy black olives, and the flavours are incredibly intense, as if these cells had walls twice as thick as normal fruits. Confit of duck, please, or goose." - 93+Points, Phillip White for the Independent Weekly, 2008

"Scents of anise lend this wine's black fruit an earthy distinction. The tannins are young and strong, more powerfut that the fruit for now. It lasts on black peppercorn and that black licorice scent. Cellar this for two or three years to let the fruit come forward." - Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2009

Winemaker's Notes

Nose: Roasted herbs, cracked pink pepper, and dark olives. Black cherry, plums & violets. Raspberry liquorice.

Palate: Granite, spice and black forest cake. Roasted coffee, cumquats and orange peel. Rich (but not heavy) with good acidity.

Food: Grilled baby lamb cutlets. Poached beef in master stock. Aged Beaufort (Gruyere).

Giant Steps Wine Reviews and Accolades

"Phil Sexton's Giant Steps are quickly taking his Yarra vineyards into full biodynamic management, and if this wine's any indicator of how well he'll do, we should all start saving up and ensuring our place on the mailing list. Shiraz of this pious philosophy has mainly been Castagna country til now. While there's a peppercorn or two in the nose, it's mainly swimmingly alive with fresh red fruits and juicy black olives, and the flavours are incredibly intense, as if these cells had walls twice as thick as normal fruits. Confit of duck, please, or goose." - 93+Points, Phillip White for the Independent Weekly, 2008

"Scents of anise lend this wine's black fruit an earthy distinction. The tannins are young and strong, more powerfut that the fruit for now. It lasts on black peppercorn and that black licorice scent. Cellar this for two or three years to let the fruit come forward." - Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2009

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Giant Steps Miller Vineyard Shiraz

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Another wine to join the growing band of brooding, spicy Yarra shiraz, this has an earthy dark beetroot nose, ripe dark plum fruits, gentle spice and pipe tobacco; it opens with air. The palate starts out with some sweet cinnamon and eastern spices across bright red fruit flavour, supported with plenty of taut fine tannin, balanced, savoury and moody.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
94
Tyson Stelzer (2006 Vintage) says
Another string in the spicy Yarra bow, this has an earthy dark beetroot nose, ripe dark plum fruits, gentle spice and pipe tobacco. Opens nicely with air. Sweet spices across bright red fruit flavour, nicely balanced, savoury twist.
WBM Wine 100 2008
94
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Nose of blackberries and raspberries with restrained oak. Syrupy raspberry flavours on a soft, warm palate.
Winestate 20082009

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