2018 Shaw Wines Estate Cabernet Shiraz

$34.00Member: $27.20

This traditional Australian blend exhibits aromas of blackcurrant, delicate eucalyptus and hints of cardamon followed by a palate of blackcurrant with a delicate cocoa finish.

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Product Description

This traditional Australian blend exhibits aromas of blackcurrant, delicate eucalyptus and hints of cardamon followed by a palate of blackcurrant with a delicate cocoa finish.

Tasting Notes

Winemaking and Viticulture

Much of the unique character of this wine is developed in the vineyard, low yielding spur-pruned vines with fruit harvested in the cool of the night to ensure fruit is delivered at temperatures less than 20 degrees. Fermentation is on skins in open top fermenters with subsequent maturation in predominately French oak barrels for up to 22 months prior to bottling.

All the fruit is sourced solely from Shaw Wines Murrumbateman vineyard, an area renowned for production of premium cool climate wines. Stelvin closures are used for freshness and to ensure long term quality.

Awards

  • Gold Medal – London Wine Competition 2021
  • Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2021
  • Silver Medal – Riverina Wine Show 2020
  • Silver Medal – NSW Wine Awards 2020
  • Bronze Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2021
  • Bronze Medal – Cairns Show Wine Awards 2021
  • Bronze Medal – Winewise Small Vignernon Awards 2021
  • Bronze Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2021
  • Bronze Medal – The Tradies Canberra & Region Wine Show 2021
  • 95 Points – Wine Showcase Magazine 2020

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Member Prices

All prices shown below are per bottle.

12 bottles quarterly: $27.20

12 bottles twice a year: $27.20

6 bottles quarterly: $27.20

6 bottles twice a year: $27.20

Cellar Until

2027

Matching Foods

Pasta or gnocchi with a meat based sauce. Braised beef, grilled meats & vegetables.

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Reviews

  1. Tanya Olinder

    Judges Comments, Decanter World Wine Awards (July 2021)
    Perfumed and floral; violets, iris, with clove and cardamon oak. A super lively wine of vibrant redcurrant vitality.
    92 points, awarded a Silver Medal.

  2. Tanya Olinder

    Judges Comments, London Wine Competition (May 2021)
    This wine is driven by both fruit and spices with ripe blackcurrant, violet and plum. The palate is very smooth with high freshness highlighted by eucalyptus and ripe fruit note. Pair with richer foods!
    93 points, awarded a Gold Medal.

  3. Tanya Olinder

    Angus Hughson, Winepilot (July 2021)
    From Murrumbateman near Canberra comes this Cabernet Shiraz showcasing the great potential of this region for Shiraz and all kinds of blends. The wine has a bit of Coonawarra about it with beautifully pure choc-mint and violet fruits plus sweet mulberry and spice. It is powerful but also understated and only mid-weight, but has fantastic brightness of fruit. There is also the unmistakable weight of Cabernet Sauvignon tannins that give this some serious ageing potential. If you are looking for a wine near Canberra to age, this will go the distance and then some. Drink to 2032. 94 points.

  4. Tanya Olinder

    Brent Lello, Sixty Second Swirl (October 2021)
    Shaw Wines is definitely a “Must Do” destination for wine-loving locals and travellers alike. Their wines, the cellar door and their people epitomise high quality, vibrant personality and sense of place.
    Shaw Wines also craft a blend that in my opinion should be more commonplace across our region, Cabernet Shiraz.
    The blending of these 2 varieties provides a best-of-both-worlds experience and this week’s “swirl” is a great example – the Shaw Wines Cabernet Shiraz 2018 – is a ripping example. This wine is roundly 2/3 Cabernet Sauvignon and 1/3 Shiraz.
    This wine is a real deep, broodingly dark red colour in the glass with a vibrant purple edge.
    To me, a swirl reveals a veritable compote of black fruit aromas including blackcurrants, blackberries, boysenberry and dark cherries, heightened with hints of mocha and cool climate spice.
    In the mouth, it’s vibrant with cherry and berry fruit flavours, well-balanced acidity and soft tannins.
    We enjoyed our bottle with linguine pasta with pork and fennel sausage ragout and would go well with any richly sauced pasta dish or roasted leg of lamb.

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