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Glenlofty Estate Shiraz 2017

Special Price $27.00 Regular Price $32.00
A powerful wine this, redolent of blackberries and graphite. We also found red fruits and black cherries and spice from the high-quality French oak. Excellent already after decanting, this also has a very long life ahead of it.
Glenlofty Estate Shiraz
Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Vintage
2017
Winery
Winemaker
Scott Gerard
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2035
Bling
Gold Medal - 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, Gold Medal and Top Gold Medal- 2021 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Alcohol %
14
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No

This was originally a Southcorp vineyard (AKA, Penfolds, Wolf Blass, Pepperjack, Wynns, Coldstream Hills, Seppelt and more). After extensive soil testing they planted the vineyard to provide high quality fruit for both Penfolds and Seppelt. These days the vineyard it privately owned and producing exceptional wines. No surprise given Halliday said “The potential quality of the vineyard was never in doubt.”

Pyrenees, Vic

Region

Pyrenees, Vic

For most people, hearing the words 'the Pyrenees' makes their eyes glaze over and look dis ...
For most people, hearing the words 'the Pyrenees' makes their eyes glaze over and look distantly off to the left as they imagine the wonderful joys of Southern France, where it meets the Spanish border. Respond with the statement 'No, I meant the Pyrenees region of Victoria..' and their eyes revert back to the present moment and a quizzical look appears on their faces.. 'There's a Pyrenees in Australia?!' Yes, there most certainly is. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Scottish surveyor and explorer first came upon this land in the year 1836. He was the first European on record to have travelled through this part of Victoria finding it more temperate ... Read Full Article
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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and ...
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemente ... Read Full Article
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Pyrenees, Vic
Pyrenees, Vic
For most people, hearing the words 'the Pyrenees' makes their eyes glaze over and look distantly off to the left as they imagine the wonderful joys of Southern France, where it meets the Spanish border. Respond with the statement 'No, I meant the Pyrenees region of Victoria..' and their eyes revert back to the present moment and a quizzical look appears on their faces.. 'There's a Pyrenees in Australia?!' Yes, there most certainly is. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Scottish surveyor and explorer first came upon this land in the year 1836. He was the first European on record to have travelled through this part of Victoria finding it more temperate in climate and better watered than NSW. This section of the Great Dividing Range reminded him of the Pyrenees in France, where he had previously served in battle. The first vineyards were planted here by the Mackareth family in 1848. The winery was said to be quite substantial, however around the end of the First World War, two brothers
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Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of Europe,

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