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Shirvington Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


This wine has charming aromas of juicy red and black currants, combined with traces of aniseed and cedar oak. On the palate, these flavors flow into the mouth and merge with ripe raspberries. Medium-bodied, with a generous, savory core. This fresh and vibrant wine is well-crafted and incredibly attractive in its youth.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Early to mid-season rainfall was good, but it was followed up by a very dry spring and Summer. Warmer than average temperatures in early Spring caused flowering to start a week earlier than normal, leading to lesser fruit set and a lower yield. The set was generally quite good.

Sustainable farming practices are used in all Shirvington vineyards. The wine was 100% barrel-fermented and aged for 20 months in 100% French oak (53% new oak, 24% 2-year-old oak, and 23% 5-year-old oak).

Serving Hints
This wine is ideally served at room temperature with red meats and hearty dishes.

The owners of Shirvington (Lynne and Paul), in close collaboration with their viticulturist and winemaker, have been making the highest quality wines from McLaren Vale since the release of their 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, which was awarded “wine of the year” at the prestigious McLaren Vale Wine Show and received a 94 rating from Wine Advocate.

PRODUCER: Shirvington
COUNTRY: Australia
REGION: McLaren Vale
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
ALCOHOL: 14.5%

Press Highlights

2012: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate #220, Aug. 2015
2011: 91+ Pts - Wine Advocate #211, Feb. 2014
2010: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate #205, Mar. 2013
2010: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, April 2014
2009: 93+ Pts -Wine Advocate #199, Feb. 2012
2008: 91 Pts  Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar, July-Aug 2010
2006: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate, Oct 2007
2005: 95 Pts - Wine Advocate, Oct. 2006

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