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Shaw Vineyard Winemaker's Shiraz

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If you don’t already know it then here is a little tip – Canberra plus Shiraz = gold! And nowhere is this better seen than around Murrumbateman, which is where Shaw source their Shiraz fruit. It certainly has that cool climate spicy fruit character but in a mouthfilling and generous package - the kind of wine that will be good for lunch, good for tea and even the odd late night tipple.

Winemaker's Notes

Rich purple colour, a stewed fruit bouqet and a palate of wonderful lifted aromas of spices with a hint of eucalyptus. Well ripened berry fruits intermingled with spice and pepper flavours, excellent balance of tannin and oak.

Shaw Vineyard Estate Awards & Accolades

"This good-value drop has mocha coffee scents. The front palate has zesty blackberry flavour, the middle palate brings forth Turkish delight chocolate, peppermint and subtle toasty oak and the finish has chalky tannins." 4 Stars - John Lewis, Newcastle Herald, May 2011

"Very aromatic, fragrant, briary, spicy sweet. Succulent red cherry fruit. Spice, sandalwood. Oaty but well-integrated. Notes of dark chocolate. Fine grained tannins. Long polished." - Judges Comments - International Wine Challenge, 2010

"Shaw Vineyard Estate, a relative newcomer to the world of wine in the Canberra region, is justifiably proud of the latest wines in their 2008 selection. The shiraz is deserving of all the praise being thrust upon it. A fine wine indeed. One of the reasons this wine is first class is because winemaker Graeme Shaw grows the grapes. While I usually feel quite at home with a white wine, of late, I’ve had my tastes swinging more to the red varieties. A good summer season, with careful harvesting and a splash of oak, have won me over. Test this out for yourself, knowing that it doesn’t take a Rhodes Scholar to work out why this range of wines has been so successful." - John Crook, Westside News, May 2011

Silver Medal: 2010 International Wine Challenge London
Silver Medal: 2009 Cowra Wine Show
Silver Medal: 2009 Australian Small Winemakers Show

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