2018 Shaw Wines Shiraz

$34.00Member: $27.20

Blackcurrant and white pepper aromas with cedar/mocha tones. A palate of blackberries and hints of fennel seed with a soft velvety finish.

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Product Description

Blackcurrant and white pepper aromas with cedar/mocha tones. A palate of blackberries and hints of fennel seed with a soft velvety finish. View Product Info

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 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 – Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2021
  • Silver Medal – London Wine Competition 2021
  • Silver Medal – Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2020
  • Silver Medal – Vienna International Wine Challenge 2020
  • Bronze Medal – International Wine Challenge London 2021
  • Bronze Medal – Riverina Wine Show 2020
  • Bronze Medal – The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2020
  • Bronze Medal – Cairns Show Wine Awards 2021
  • 91 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

Barbecued red meats, mushrooms and aged cheeses.

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Reviews

  1. Tanya Olinder

    Winewise Small Vigneron Awards, judges comments (August 2020)
    Spicy and a little minty. The medium bodied red fruits flavour persists on a well balanced palate. 4 stars.

  2. Tanya Olinder

    Judges Comments, Decanter World Wine Awards (July 2021)
    Energetic, precise and harmonious, with delicate dashes of cocoa overlaying lovely red plum, mulberry and violets, framed by lacy, fine-boned tannins. A beautiful wine. Gold Medal, 95 points.

  3. Tanya Olinder

    Fergus McGhie, Winepilot (July 2021)
    Yep, call me biased but I am yet to taste a bad ’18 vintage red from the district. The vintage was one of the warmest on record, with dry conditions throughout aside from a little rain in February to freshen up the vines. In general the red wines from the ‘17-’18 growing season show a lovely softness and depth across the board.

    The 2018 Shaw Shiraz once again proves the point. Given the vintage conditions, it’s to be expected to see this wine at the bolder, more full bodied end of the spectrum for a Canberra District Shiraz. Having said that, there’s still some cool climate restraint here too. Dark brooding fruits, spice and savour, this is a big wine for the locals but in the company of shiraz from warmer regions, the Shaw Shiraz still gives away its cooler climate breeding. As winter weather closes in, I’d be drinking this with some sort of slow cooked ragout, something with plenty of rich full flavour to leave you satisfied and warm. Or perhaps, save it for after dinner and curl up near the fire with a glass and a good book. Either way, the Shaw ‘18 Shiraz is unlikely to disappoint. Drink to 2028. 94 points.

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