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1 - 12 of 160 Victorian Shiraz
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Amherst Bonindra Vineyard Shiraz 2014
Pyrenees
Amherst is a town rich with colourful history and local folklore, site of the first official gold find in 1851, it launched a mining rush which expanded throughout central Victoria. The district's history with viticulture is also long and auspicious. Vines were planted here in the earliest days of settlement, many of the miners turned their efforts to winegrowing or constructing cellars for the burgeoning wine industry. Bonindra is a superior single vineyard Shiraz from fruit grown to elite parcels planted in the northern Pyrenees ranges near Landsborough.
$2599each
$311DOZEN
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Samuel Dunn was an early Amherst resident, one of the first settlers to plant grapes in the Pyreness. His land was exploited for sheep grazing, until diggers found the locality alive with gold. The property was returned to viticulture in the 1990s and has since earned a reputation for limited releases of the finest Pyrenees wines. Grapes are all hand picked off Bonindra Vineyard, crushed, destemmed and inoculated to a number of different yeast strains for several days of ferment. The musts are basket pressed and the juices transferred to a selection of new and seasoned French oak barrels for an extended term of age. The finished wine is bottled with minimal fining and filtration to preserve the integrity of a great vineyard.
 
Deep garnet colour. Rich, ripe, bright blackberry spice nose. A savoury palate, exhibiting distinctive spicy clove characters and dark berry flavours. As with all vintages of Amherst, the amount of oak and alcohol is kept in check to ensure that the wine remains in perfect balance. French oak plays a supporting role, the tannin structure is soft and very fine, making Bonindra an attractive prospect alongside find food, immediately upon release.
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Amherst Daisy Creek Shiraz 2015
Pyrenees
Positioned half way between Avoca and Ballarat, the boutique Amherst Winery has only ten acres under vine. The small yields translate into extraordinarily structured, powerfully intense wines, brimming with fine aromatics and lined with silky tannins. Local folklore has it that a shepherd discovered gold at Daisy Hill in 1848, the region flourished and suitably arable parcels were planted to vine in the 1850s. The enduring, full bodied Aussie Claret style, supple and soft after fifteen months maturation, fully approachable as a young wine.
$1499each
$179DOZEN
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The Daisy Hill district thrived in the 1850s due to its location on the main route to and from gold fields. The Amherst property sits atop old alluvial tailings, diggings can still be seen around the property in quartz rich soil. The highly sought wines pay tribute to the heritage surrounding the vineyard. Amherst distinguishes it's exceptional reds, naming them after regional folklore such as an escaped convict who was the first to cultivate local land, or the ancient Chinese market gardens, which dispensed fresh produce to the gold fields of yesteryear. Daisy Creek is vinified from parcels grown to splendid vineyards in the Pyrenees, fashioned to be a solid wine with substantial weight of fruit and firm tannins.
 
Deep dark red colour. Enticing and complex aromas of violets and morello cherries with a touch of earthyness, loam and pitch. An entry onto the palate of blackberries and plum, spiced chocolates and prune over a fine structure of pencil/ vanilla oak. Cabernet adds blackcurrant, mint and an elegant tannin structure, Shiraz brings rich plum and spice.
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Armchair Critic Under Over Heathcote Shiraz 2013
Heathcote
Under & Over is the way forward for Heathcote Shiraz, an impeccably balanced wine of individual character, complexity and charm. Under & Over are made according to a minimalist approach, the focus being on maximum expression of distinctive Heathcote Shiraz fruit character and heightened regionality. The winemaking team at Armchair Critic are well focused on appropriating the most intensely flavoured grapes to construct an excellent interpretation of early drinking Shiraz with outstanding depth of flavour and an impressively ripe, fruit filled finish.
$1399each
$167DOZEN
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Heathcote's ancient Cambrian soils combine with a warm, dry climate to create wines of profound brooding intensity and effortless power whilst retaining the structure and fine tannins to ensure good development. Sustainable viticulture leads to healthy harvests and moderate alcohol which is followed with minimal additions. Shiraz is sourced from established, low yielding sites primarily in the central north of Heathcote, most notably the splendid Colby Vineyard. Grapes are completely de-stemmed before a cool maceration and temperature controlled tank fermentation. Primarily vinified with very little wood treatment, a small component is transferred to seasoned oak barrels for a term of maturation.
 
Bright scarlet colour. Bouquet of red berries, plum and festive cake with hints of gamey spice and peppercorn aromas. The full, complex nose makes way to a fruit driven palate with a supple core of spiced red and black berries, strawberry and plum kept vital by soft acidity. An impressive depth of flavour and length for a forward drinking Shiraz, background oak and gracious tannins, generous and vibrant in it's youth.
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Austins Geelong Shiraz 2006
Geelong
Pam and Richard Austin planted their first vines during the 1980s, in the Barrabool Hills southwest of Geelong, with a view to making super premium wines for Australia's best restaurants. The soils they turned were the same as those worked by pioneering Swiss over a century before, when Geelong was recognised as source of the finest Australian wines. The climate and rolling slopes of Moorabool Valley, the super soils and idyllic terroirs stimulate the vines into yielding intense Shiraz grapes with luscious plum flavours, cool climate spice and gripping tannins.
$1499each
$179DOZEN
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Moorabool Valley can trace its oenological heritage back to the 1840s, when Swiss immigrants established vines, some of the earliest plantings in Victoria and Australia. The area suffered badly in the second half of the nineteenth century when phylloxera and bureaucracy combined to destroy the region. Moorabool re-emerged as a viticultural precinct in the first days of Victoria's wine industry renaissance during the 1960s. Austins defines the outstanding potential of Shiraz within the Geelong region and the uniqueness of Mooroobool Valley. The finished wine is all about quality of fruit, a pure, single vineyard effort vinified from Shiraz clone PT23, grown to the Steiglitz Road property at Sutherlands Creek. Alcohol 14.0%
 
Deep dark red in colour. A compelling bouquet, blackberries and licorice, cloves and black pepper in a mix that's both heady and refined. Distinctly Geelong and Sutherlands Creek in particular, savoury elements provide a fine counterpoint to the lifted fruit, all superbly detailed by a fresh acidity. Deeply flavoured, the palate fulfils the promise of the bouquet and emphasises those facets, blackberries, clove and licorice reduced to a savoury intensity.
Baileys of Glenrowan 1920s Block Shiraz
Glenrowan
Available by the dozen
Richard Bailey planted one of the first Glenrowan vineyards in the 1860s. The Bailey estate survived the downturn of the Victorian gold rush, the ravages of phylloxera and excesses of the Kelly gang, it endures to this day, producing some of the nation's most intensely flavoured and historically significant wine. A precious block of distinguished, dry grown old vines planted in the 1920s, yields a limited harvest of parched and concentrated Shiraz berries. The succulent red wine of choice to accompany the finest beef wellington or wagyu sirloin.
$3699each
$443DOZEN
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Baileys of Glenrowan are amongst the earliest pioneers of Victorian viticulture, inaugurally vintaged in 1870, internationally renowned for their intensely flavoured and richly structured wines. A family managed operation to this day, Baileys can call on a quality of fruit reserved for Australia's most eminent and stately balels. An opulent single vineyard wine crafted from parcels of hand picked Shiraz, batches are treated to a traditional old world style of vinification, open ferments and passage through a hundred year old basket press. Following vinification, components are transferred to a selection of new and prior use French oak barrels for a year's maturation before assembling into the finished wine.
 
Deep dark violet with purple edge. Dark jube fruits and earthy notes, allsorts and blackberry, liquorice and spice. Rich and ripe flavours of bramble and blackberry and liquorice, a soft mouth warming mid palate tending to sweet fruit flavours of chocolate, supported by rich and round velvety tannins.
Baileys of Glenrowan Shiraz
Rutherglen
Available by the dozen
The Bailey's property at Glenrowan contains fifteen blocks of Shiraz, including some of the oldest vines in Victoria. Full bodied, traditionally styled, generous and august, yet marvelously approachable in its youth, after a term of fourteen months in a selection of French and American oak puncheons, characterised by its affability, seamlessness and style. Ripe plum and cherry fruit characters, enriched by dark licorice, espresso and malt, its robe of finely integrated oak and supportive length of gummy tannins, define a Shiraz of provenance and graceful old world charm.
$2499each
$297DOZEN
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Balgownie Black Label Shiraz
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
The Balgownie experience with Shiraz dates back to 1969, when the original vines were established on a carefully selected site at Maiden Gully near Bendigo. A backbone of local, estate grown Shiraz is vinified alongside components from superior Victorian vineyards. The sturdy tannins and powerful ripe fruit flavours of Bendigo are enhanced by the spiced acidity and lighter plum character of terroirs further afield. A dash of Viognier contributes suppleness, alluring perfumes and a touch of apricot sweetness.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
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For over forty years, Balgownie have continued to craft big bold Shiraz wines which have been flagships of the Bendigo region. The dedicated team subscribe to the philosophy that the finest quality wines can only be determined in the vineyard. Viticultural management practices aim to achieve a balance between vegetative growth and moderate yields. Healthy vines produce healthy, vibrant grapes which translate into well balanced and flavoursome vines. Balgownie have selected parcels of Shiraz from choice vineyards which can provide harvests of well ripened fruit exhibiting intense flavours and gracious tannins, retaining for inclusion only those which are true to the essential Balgownie style.
 
Deep rubly colour, opaque purple hues. Lifted bouquet of blackberries and plum fruit, a touch of mint with notes of spice and toasty oak. A vibrant, medium to full bodied Shiraz showing rich mocha/ berry/ chocolate flavours, the intense, ripe and plush lined palate expresses fruitcake and blood plum, steeped cherries, pepper and subtly complex spice, balanced by long fine tannins and refreshing acids. A long, satisfying finish.
Balgownie Estate Shiraz
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
Shiraz vines were established at Balgownie Estate in 1969, followed by a second planting in 1974. The carefully selected site near Bendigo has provided excellent conditions throughout four decades, producing impressive reds since the inaugural vintage of 1972. Balgownie is most notable for its deep red colour, vibrant berry fruit aromas, subtle use of oak, velvety textures and fine, lingering tannins. A splendid match to crackling encrusted, succulently roast joint of juicy young pork.
$3599each
$431DOZEN
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Balgownie can boast the oldest vines in Bendigo. Stuart Anderson established his vineyard on the rich soils of Maiden Gully, pioneering the commercialization of viticulture in the region. Balgownie continues to take massive strides, as the site has expanded to thirty hectares of the most spendid winegrowing terroir. The Shiraz vines have now stood the test of time, yielding parcels of the finest fruit. Grapes are destemmed, some bunches are crushed and pumped into a mix of open vats and fermenters, for two to three weeks of pumpovers and plunging, before being filled into a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak barrels, where it reposes up to eighteen months prior to assemblage. Alcohol 14.8%
 
Deep magenta red colour. Complex nose of dark cherries, plum and smooth chocolatey oak. The palate has great depth of flavour, intensity and weight, a memorable wine, splashes of red fruits and allied spice, fashioned to a concentrated, yet elegant, medium bodied style with velvety textures and fine lingering tannins on a long finish.
Balgownie Sparkling Shiraz
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
Bendigo's Maiden Gully has been producing outstanding and memorable Shiraz wines for over forty years. Balgownie have matched parcels of their most predisposed fruit with harvests of correspondingly amicable Shiraz grapes from splendid vineyards in Victoria's central districts and the Yarra Valley. A singularly generous, effervescent Shiraz wine with chewy tannins, full flavoured palate and engagingly spiced aromas. The Sparkling Shiraz of choice to accompany chocolate cherry desserts, game birds, juicy red meats or pork with rich sauces.
$2699each
$323DOZEN
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Making outstanding Shiraz has been somewhat of a specialty at Balgownie ever since vines were established. The winemaking team's commitment to sustainable vineyard management practices, limited irrigation, compost and mulching regimens continue to yield harvest of the healthiest, small but intensely flavoured grapes. Batches of Shiraz are treated to a term of maceration for the extraction of colour, tannins and flavour. A controlled vinfication is followed by twelve months maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels before assembling into the final wine, to be initiated for secondary fermentation in bottle in the manner of Methode traditionelle.
 
A brilliant deep ruby red with creamy purple/ pink mousse. Attractive rich raspberry and spice aromas. The palate offers delicious flavours of red and black berries, currants, cherries and plum supported by French cocoa vanilla oak, lively tannins and elegant spice. The rich beautiful dark fruit characters are balanced by excellent acidity which keeps the palate fresh, it finishes pleasingly long and dry. Outstanding as an aperitif, alongside tapas or the classic festive lunch of turkey and roast ham.
Berrys Bridge Pyrenees Shiraz
Pyrenees
Available in cases of 6
The partnership of Roger Milner and Jane Holt emerged out of a juncture in mineral exploration, eventually leading to vintages at Passing Clouds and Chateau Reynella. They selected a site just outside of the main nexus of Pyrenees estates to plant vines. Ironically settling on the very terrain operated a century earlier by a pioneer named Berry who had also planted Shiraz.
$3999each
$479DOZEN
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Located amongst the undulating foothills on the northern slopes of Pyrenees Ranges, set to an altitude of 200 metres on red duplex soils/ red brown clays. The vineyard is operated with the emphasis on sustainable viticulture. Good canopy management generally minimises disease impact in this mild climate, and the ecologically friendly option is always exercised when selecting vineyard inputs. Many species of insect-eating birds love the habitat contributing to a healthy and diverse environment. The dry grown Shiraz grapes are hand picked and treated to small batch fermentation, hand plunged, basket pressed and matured in a combination of fine oaks before bottling without filtration.
 
Deep crimson with purple hues. The nose exhibits pure-fruited aromas of freshly crushed blackberries, hints of spice and fruitcake and a backdrop of roasted meats. The full-bodied palate is rich and full with lively red berries also showing through with a touch of earth and assertive, grippy tannins. Dense and chewy yet quite refined, Berrys Bridge has developed after a spell of bottle ageing.
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Bests Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2008
Grampians, Great Western & Concongella
Excellent Langtons Classification. One of the nation's most enduring wines, vinified from hand picked and sorted grapes grown to the four original Shiraz plantings on the historic, low yielding Great Western blocks.
$7299each
$875DOZEN
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No grape is used unless it is in peak condition, no parcel of wine is considered unless it lives up to the most exacting standard. Only select vines that have made the grade are considered. In a declassified year some Thomson Reserve fruit (from some of the oldest Shiraz plantings in Victoria) can be included. Unique factors of soil and climate make a contribution. Cold to very cold winters, frequently dry and cool summers, with occasional bursts of hot weather are the norm. Fruit is hand selected, sorted and vinified by small batches in open fermenters, followed by rigorous barrel selection. Matured in a selection of new and used French and American oak barriques and puncheons for twelve months. Alcohol 14.6%
 
Dense purple extending right to the edge of the glass. Nice pepper and spice, great blue fruits, very lifted and attractive. Subtle spice and anise, a textural palate displaying layers of complexity. Clean, fresh and lively, blueberry awash with spice and integrated oak notes. Fine tannin and acid support.
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Bests Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2009
Grampians, Great Western & Concongella
Excellent Langtons Classification. Bin 0 Shiraz is produced from the four original Shiraz plantings on the low yielding blocks of the historic Concongella Vineyard at Great Western. This includes nineteenth century and mid twentieth century plantings of Shiraz which yield meagre harvests of the most amazing quality grapes.
$5999each
$719DOZEN
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The Concongella property takes its name from a picturesque creek which runs beside the vineyard. Climatically cold to very cold winters and frequently dry and cool summers, with occasional bursts of hot weather, are the norm. A little stress concentrates grape flavour, at Concongella it happens naturally. Despite these natural adversities, Concongella consistently produces high quality grapes of intense flavour. The vineyard now contains rows of old and new plantings. Fruit is hand selected, sorted and vinified by small batches in open fermenters, followed by rigorous barrel selection. Matured in a selection of new and used French and American oak barriques and puncheons for twelve months. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Deep, dark, rich purple/ black. Dense blue fruits, spice and background floral aromas. Palate shows deep, concentrated blue fruits, great mid palate weight and long lingering impression. Texture and structure with fine oak and tannins playing a supporting role. Perfectly balanced, it finishes with supple, silky tannins.
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