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Shirvington Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2008

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Shirvington's 2008 Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of warm black cherries and black raspberries over anise, chocolate box, allspice and vanilla pod. Very full-bodied and concentrated with 16% declared alcohol, this is a big ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Shirvington Shiraz 750ml

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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: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2011

Shirvington's 2008 Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of warm black cherries and black raspberries over anise, chocolate box, allspice and vanilla pod. Very full-bodied and concentrated with 16% declared alcohol, this is a big ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Shirvington Shiraz 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Smooth and velvety, framing its cherry, leather and spice flavors with fine tannins, lingering nicely with a touch of wet earth. Drink now through 2015. -HS Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Shirvington Shiraz 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/14/2012

2008 McLaren Vale Shiraz Shirvington is a relatively new project in McLaren Vale, the first vineyard planted in 1996, the first wine released in 2001. Its made by Kim Jackson (direct from S&S Marquis), who ferments it in a high proportion of new oak... Wine & Spirits. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Shirvington Shiraz 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Shirvingtons 2008 Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of warm black cherries and black raspberries over anise, chocolate box, allspice and vanilla pod. Very full-bodied and concentrated with 16% declared alcohol, this is a big mouthful yet well balanced with crisp acidity and medium-firm fine tannins, finishing long. Approachable now, it should blossom with another couple of years in bottle and drink through 2020+. - Robert Parker 92 PointsOpaque purple. Powerful, deeply scented aromas of black and blue fruits, cola, incense and vanilla, plus hints of dried flowers and licorice. Ripe, fleshy and palate-coating, offering sweet boysenberry and blueberry flavors, a velvety texture and a late note of sassafras. Very rich shiraz with a strong finishing note of dark fruit liqueur and surprising vivacity. Highly concentrated but avoids heaviness; I'd hold off on opening this for another four or five years. - Stephen Tanzer 92 PointsSmooth and velvety, framing its cherry, leather and spice flavors with fine tannins, lingering nicely with a touch of wet earth. Drink now through 2015. 900 cases made. HS - Wine Spectator Magazine 88 Points


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

Shirvington's 2008 Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of warm black cherries and black raspberries over anise, chocolate box, allspice and vanilla pod. Very full-bodied and concentrated with 16% declared alcohol, this is a big mouthful yet well balanced with crisp acidity and medium-firm fine tannins, finishing long. Approachable now, it should blossom with another couple of years in bottle and drink through 2020+. Opaque purple. Powerful, deeply scented aromas of black and blue fruits, cola, incense and vanilla, plus hints of dried flowers and licorice. Ripe, fleshy and palate-coating, offering sweet boysenberry and blueberry flavors, a velvety texture and a late note of sassafras. Very rich shiraz with a strong finishing note of dark fruit liqueur and surprising vivacity. Highly concentrated but avoids heaviness; Id hold off on opening this for another four or five years. Smooth and velvety, framing its cherry, leather and spice flavors with fin...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/24/2014

Shirvington’s 2008 Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of warm black cherries and black raspberries over anise, chocolate box, allspice and vanilla pod. Very full-bodied and concentrated with 16% declared alcohol, this is a big mouthful yet well balanced with crisp acidity and medium-firm fine tannins, finishing long. Approachable now, it should blossom with another couple of years in bottle and drink through 2020+. - Robert Parker 92 Points Opaque purple. Powerful, deeply scented aromas of black and blue fruits, cola, incense and vanilla, plus hints of dried flowers and licorice. Ripe, fleshy and palate-coating, offering sweet boysenberry and blueberry flavors, a velvety texture and a late note of sassafras. Very rich shiraz with a strong finishing note of dark fruit liqueur and surprising vivacity. Highly concentrated but avoids heaviness; I'd hold off on opening this for another four or five years. - Stephen Tanzer 92 Points Smooth and velvety, framing its cherry, leather and spice flavors with fine tannins, lingering nicely with a touch of wet earth. Drink now through 2015. 900 cases made. –HS - Wine Spectator Magazine 88 Points



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