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Shirvington Cabernet Sauvignon Mclaren Vale 2005

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The Shirvington story started in 1996 when we, the Shirvington Family (Lynne, Paul and sons Tony and Mark), purchased 16 hectares of prime land in Willunga, South Australia. After extensive researching and touring of Australia’s major wine regions, this area was chosen for its ability to consistently produce outstanding table wines of great character and quality. Willunga is just south of McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula, an area internationally renowned for its red wine. The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was 100% barrel fermented and aged for 12 months in 75% new oak and 25% one year old oak. 80% of the oak was American and 20% was French. The wine exhibits a deep, dense plum red colour. The intoxicating aromatics are evident as soon as the cork is pulled. There is a concentrated array of wild blackberries and fruits of the forest, intermingled with freshly ground cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate is equally as rich with juicy, sweet fruit, evolving into a silky, creamy mid palate. Fine emery tannins built into the wine give it structure and persistence, and combine with roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate to leave an enduring, luscious finish. It is drinking well now and will cellar for many years.

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Shirvington:
Welcome to Shirvington. Our aim is to grow grapes that produce super-premium, honest wines with full fruit flavour, and to build a strong and thriving Australian brand that is respected as a leader in quality, consistency and value. Our story started in 1996 when we, the Shirvington Family (Lynne, Paul and sons Tony and Mark), purchased 16 hectares of prime land in Willunga, South Australia.... Read more
Welcome to Shirvington. Our aim is to grow grapes that produce super-premium, honest wines with full fruit flavour, and to build a strong and thriving Australian brand that is respected as a leader in quality, consistency and value. Our story started in 1996 when we, the Shirvington Family (Lynne, Paul and sons Tony and Mark), purchased 16 hectares of prime land in Willunga, South Australia. After extensive researching and touring of Australia’s major wine regions, this area was chosen for its ability to consistently produce outstanding table wines of great character and quality. Willunga is just south of McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula, an area internationally renowned for its red wine, in particular Shiraz. In the winter of 1996, work began on the development of our first vineyard, Redwind. Further purchases in 1997 and 2001 saw the development of two new vineyards, Kurrawyba and Manjalda, in McLaren Flat and McLaren Vale. Working closely with our viticulturist and winemakers, the quality of fruit was such that our first commercial release, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, was awarded Wine of the Year at the prestigious McLaren Vale Wine Show. This wine, coupled with our 2001 Shiraz, was the first to be selected by Dan Philips of The Grateful Palate, for distribution in the United States. We will continue to produce wines that are testimony to McLaren Vale’s great reputation. Read less

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Snooth User: donnarose
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06/15/2009

2005 bottle - Outstanding!


External Reviews for Shirvington Cabernet Sauvignon Mclaren Vale

External Review
Source: Cellar Link Pty Ltd
06/23/2010

Owners Paul and Lynn Shirvington have replaced winemakers Sarah and Sparky Marquis with Kim Johnston, who appears to be following in the same footsteps, producing bigger than life, bold, rich, but beautifully linear and precise wines. Both of these cuvees are barrel-fermented and aged in 75-85% new oak, primarily American. The vines are young, which makes the quality even more remarkable.


External Review
Source: Cellar Link Pty Ltd
06/23/2010

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External Review
Source: Cellar Link Pty Ltd
06/23/2010

95 points out of 100 by Robert Parker Jnr.


External Review
Source: Cellar Link Pty Ltd
06/23/2010

89 points out of 100 by Harvey Steiman


External Review
Source: Cellar Link Pty Ltd
06/23/2010

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The Shirvington story started in 1996 when we, the Shirvington Family (Lynne, Paul and sons Tony and Mark), purchased 16 hectares of prime land in Willunga, South Australia. After extensive researching and touring of Australia’s major wine regions, this area was chosen for its ability to consistently produce outstanding table wines of great character and quality. Willunga is just south of McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula, an area internationally renowned for its red wine. The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was 100% barrel fermented and aged for 12 months in 75% new oak and 25% one year old oak. 80% of the oak was American and 20% was French. The wine exhibits a deep, dense plum red colour. The intoxicating aromatics are evident as soon as the cork is pulled. There is a concentrated array of wild blackberries and fruits of the forest, intermingled with freshly ground cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate is equally as rich with juicy, sweet fruit, evolving into a silky, creamy mid palate. Fine emery tannins built into the wine give it structure and persistence, and combine with roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate to leave an enduring, luscious finish. It is drinking well now and will cellar for many years.

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