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Shirvington Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2004

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The wine was 100% barrel fermented and aged for 14 months in 95% American oak and 5% French oak. 75% of the oak was new and 25% was one year old. This wine is deep maroon with perfumed aromas of dark chocolate and blackberry. There are also some hints of coffee and golden syrup. The palate is an intense explosion of sweet, luscious fruit and toasty oak, even so the texture is silky smooth and creamy and seems to glide over the tongue. Well balanced, the wine finishes with cinnamon and licorice that linger for some time. 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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Member Reviews for Shirvington Shiraz Mclaren Vale

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Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.00 5
05/15/2009

Popcorn nose. Very bizarre. Juicy, strong acid, big body, feels strange on tongue. Beery! Kind of a porter/stout, but not as bitter. Raisin. Chocolate. Jammy. Huge. Smoky.


Snooth User: 1
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0.00 5
12/26/2008

Very fruit forward and balanced. Had during Christmas dinner 2008 in Palm City, Florida.


External Reviews for Shirvington Shiraz Mclaren Vale

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

McLaren Vale


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2004 - Shirvington Shiraz - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: McLaren Valley - Syrah - 750 ml.


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

This wine is deep maroon with perfumed aromas of dark chocolate and blackberry. There are also some hints of coffee and golden syrup. The palate is an intense explosion of sweet, luscious fruit and toasty oak, even so the texture is silky smooth and creamy and seems to glide over the tongue. Well balanced, the wine finishes with cinnamon and licorice that linger for some time.


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

90 points out of 100 by Josh Raynolds


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The sensational 2004 Shirazandrsquo;s inky/purple color is followed by aromas of graphite, blueberries, and creme de cassis. It offers wonderful purity, plenty of stuffing, toasty espresso notes from new oak barrels, admirable intensity, and a tremendous finish. Drink it over the next decade. Former winemakers Sarah and Sparky Marquis have left Shirvington and the wine is now being made by Kim Johnston. Little has changed, although the 2004s appear to be more streamlined and delicate than their 2003 and 2002 counterparts.


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

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The wine was 100% barrel fermented and aged for 14 months in 95% American oak and 5% French oak. 75% of the oak was new and 25% was one year old. This wine is deep maroon with perfumed aromas of dark chocolate and blackberry. There are also some hints of coffee and golden syrup. The palate is an intense explosion of sweet, luscious fruit and toasty oak, even so the texture is silky smooth and creamy and seems to glide over the tongue. Well balanced, the wine finishes with cinnamon and licorice that linger for some time. It is drinking well now and will cellar for many years.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15%

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