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Oxford Landing Shiraz 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Sweet, savory and floral on the nose with very attractive and classical Syrah aromas. Theres a hint of reduction here lending this a slight rubbery edge but as that blows off the violet, white pepper, and plum aromas become more dominant, though some clumsy oak also adds to the bouquet. A bit soft in the mouth, this is quite rich and smoothly textured with acidity that adds a hint of sour plum to the backend of the palate and tannins that keep this from being too smooth and polished. there’s some artificial vanilla accents on the backend as well along with lovely, leafy blackcherry flavors that lead to a moderately long if slightly pasty finish. Easy to drink with some complexity. 85pts

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Oxford Landing:
Established in 1958 by Wyndam Hill Smith, the vineyard is situated on the banks of the Murray River in South Australia. Clear blue skies, rich red soil and an abundance of golden sunshine are hallmarks of this wine region. The vineyard was named Oxford Landing after a nearby site where drovers once grazed and watered sheep on the long journey to Adelaide from northern pastoral properties. Ca... Read more
Established in 1958 by Wyndam Hill Smith, the vineyard is situated on the banks of the Murray River in South Australia. Clear blue skies, rich red soil and an abundance of golden sunshine are hallmarks of this wine region. The vineyard was named Oxford Landing after a nearby site where drovers once grazed and watered sheep on the long journey to Adelaide from northern pastoral properties. Careful grape growing and winemaking efforts result in a collection of wines that capture and retain the natural, vibrant flavors and splendour of the Oxford Landing Vineyard. The vibrant flavors for Oxford Landing wines start with the sustainable management of the family’s 650 acre vineyard. The team is dedicated to responsible care and conservation of the entire vineyard eco-system. The Oxford Landing vineyard is managed and nurtured as 130 separate 5-acre blocks. The care and attention that occurs in the vineyard and focuses on individual block conditions allows the vineyard team to use many ‘small vineyard’ techniques that are more common in a boutique winery, such as detailed pruning, canopy manipulation and shoot thining. This enables the creation of micro-climates within the blocks suited to each of the different grape varieties needs. The Oxford Landing team has also embarked on an extensive land rejuvenation program on a 1,400-acre adjacent lot; over 50 acres of native trees have been planted to date, and natural vegetation, including a ‘seed orchard’, are in the works for the rest of the acreage. The Oxford Landing Winery, situated in the Barossa, was purpose built with a keen eye on sustainable winemaking. Any excess water is treated so it can be recycled and reused, while solid wastes become mulch and compost for the vines. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Oxford Landing Shiraz

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 10/06/2014

Sweet, savory and floral on the nose with very attractive and classical Syrah aromas. Theres a hint of reduction here lending this a slight rubbery edge but as that blows off the violet, white pepper, and plum aromas become more dominant, though some clumsy oak also adds to the bouquet. A bit soft in the mouth, this is quite rich and smoothly textured with acidity that adds a hint of sour plum to the backend of the palate and tannins that keep this from being too smooth and polished. there’s some artificial vanilla accents on the backend as well along with lovely, leafy blackcherry flavors that lead to a moderately long if slightly pasty finish. Easy to drink with some complexity. 85pts


Member Reviews for Oxford Landing Shiraz

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.30 5
Vintage: 2012 10/06/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
0.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/14/2009

all i taste is off-balance bitter tannins. This is still decanting after 4+ hours and it SUCKS. stay away form this at all costs.


Snooth User: cczura
164252145
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/31/2009

not bad; $8.99 (i think) in manorville. tannins indeed, but also rather peppery at open. better without prolonged decanting.


Snooth User: twostepp111
10093054
1.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/03/2009

One glass


Snooth User: Tiboutoo
27716134
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/07/2008

meh. nothing special but cheap.


Snooth User: Sputerbug
28506261
2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 06/04/2008

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Oxford Landing Shiraz

External Review
Vintage: 2011 04/06/2010

Fruit parcels were selected in the vineyard on the basis of their flavour and tannin structure. Many of the parcels were sourced from older, lower yielding Shiraz blocks at Oxford Landing and our growers' vineyards in the surrounding area. These parcels were then fermented in a combination of static fermenters and roto-fermenters to ensure maximum extraction of varietal fruit flavours and tannins. The result is a deep purple red wine with touches of ruby. Lifted dark berry and plum fruit aromas dominate the nose with hints of chocolate and anise. The palate is smooth and even with generous fruit flavours of licorice, raspberry and allspice. Soft tannins and berry fruit persistence lead to a long, slightly savoury finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 04/12/2011

Fruit parcels were selected in the vineyard on the basis of their flavour and tannin structure. Many of the parcels were sourced from older, lower yielding Shiraz blocks at Oxford Landing and our grow


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/30/2010

Oxford Landing Shiraz 2007 and all other wine from Oxford Landing are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Australia and across the globe.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/19/2011

Dark purple. Ripe and youthfully grapey at first, but opens up quickly to take on more typically varietal aromas of blackberry, cassis, flowers, tobacco and tar. Shows a vaguely rustic tone in the mouth, with lots of sweet dark berry fruit, a note of smoked meat, a chewy texture and dusty tannins. Serious in style for this category.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/19/2011

On the light side, with a modest core of blueberry and spice flavors, which lingers on the gentle finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/19/2011

A medium-bodied wine showing an intense crimson-red color and a bright purple hue. The aroma is of dark cherries and cloves with a subtle oak influence. Vibrant flavors of ripe berry fruits and stewed plums are made more complex by a mocha chocolate character, and balanced by a soft, luscious mid-palate texture.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/19/2011

Deep red. Jammy blackberry and blueberry aromas are straightforward and clear. Sweet black and blue fruit flavors are moderately deep and show no rough edges. Primary, sweet, supple and very easy to drink.



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