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Shirvington Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2007

External Review by We Speak Wine:

RP: 92 Points WS: 90 Points WE: 89 Points

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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

External Reviews for Shirvington Shiraz Mclaren Vale

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

RP: 92 Points WS: 90 Points WE: 89 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Shirvington's 2007 Shiraz spent 14 months in 80% new, mostly American oak. It displays an excellent nose of cigar box, lavender, cocoa, black cherry, and blueberry. This leads to a full-bodied, dense, structured Shiraz which comes off as just a bit sinewy. Aside from that, it has plenty of savory fruit, good balance, and a lengthy finish. It will require 3-4 years of additional cellaring and should be in full bloom from 2013 to 2027. Supple and polished with mocha-accented blueberry and dark plum flavors, lingering easily against well-buffed tannins. Drink now through 2019. 674 cases made. -HS Starts off with deep, dark aromas of chocolate, licorice, cola and plum, then offers flavors of dates, chocolate and vanilla that fan out across the palate. Drink this full-bodied, softly textured Shiraz over the next few years. J.C.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/20/2010

Shiraz has a very fragrant nose; with blueberry and dark cherry fruit characters, floral violet aromas and a background of complex cocoa and spice. The palate starts with lots of dense berry fruit, which is ripe and juicy and yet also very fresh, this develops further with savory toasted spices and brioche characters coming through. This is an elegant wine with a fine and silky tannin structure.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Shiraz has a very fragrant nose; with blueberry and dark cherry fruit characters



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