A selection of six premium Shiraz exemplars. What could be better? How about $150 off? Secure one or more of these Shiraz Excellence selections and save before they sell out.
Leading the pack is the 2017 Hobbs of Barossa Gregor Barossa Valley Shiraz (RRP $150 alone). This classic Barossan is ably supported by Shiraz from Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Beechworth.
In this six-bottle Shiraz Excellence selection, you’ll find one bottle each of
Bleasdale Vineyard The Powder Monkey Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2015
Hobbs Of Barossa Gregor Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017
Wirra Wirra Rsw Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2016
Chris Ringland Reservation Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Golden Ball Saxon Beechworth Shiraz 2014
Schild Estate Prämie Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016
"Destemmed, 15% whole berries, 9-12 days on skins, matured in French oak (27% new) for 12 months, gold medal Melbourne Wine Awards '16. Deep crimson-purple; this is a wine that begs no questions. It is very concentrated and powerful, but there's no sign of a midriff bulge. The fruits are all black, both berry and cherry, the oak and tannins built into the very fabric of the wine."
97 points, Wine Companion (January 2017)
"From a range of vineyards across McLaren Vale, each vinified and matured for 15 months in French oak separately prior to blending. The ultimate in glass bottle packaging, ‘RSW' boldly engraved on the glass. The second the wine enters the mouth it booms like a foghorn on a liner from years gone by with dark chocolate from Switzerland. The taste doesn't change much: black fruits, earth, spice, oak and tannins are also part of the DNA of this painstakingly made wine."
96 points, Wine Companion (February 2018)
"From the new estate Lineage Vineyard planted '06, hand-picked, wild yeast open-fermented, 3-4 weeks on skins, matured in French oak (35% new) for 18-20 months. Great colour, clear and bright; combines richness and depth with elegance and balance; spicy plum cake aromas are repeated by the palate on entry, then cleansing acidity and brighter red fruits arrive on the finish and aftertaste."
95 points, Wine Companion (February 2017)