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Shirvington The Redwind Shiraz 2011


Deep crimson with a purple hue the depth of aromas promises abundance and complexity. Rich, brooding dark berry fruit teams up with dark spices, burnt caramel and freshly ground coffee. Surprisingly fresh on the palate there is a beautiful balance between the violet florals, fruit sweetness and dense, viscous texture. Layers of flavor glide across the tongue with succulent and beguiling tannins that end with a lengthy, elegant finish. A truly captivating McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The Estate-grown grapes for this 2011 Shiraz come from the Redwind Vineyards that the Shirvingtons planted on red and black clay over limestone soil in 1996. Sustainable farming practices are used in all Shirvington vineyards. The 2011 Vintage was disease free for the southern part of McLaren Vale even though it was a very wet and cool growing season. This led to a small crop of extremely high-quality fruit. The wine was 100% barrel fermented and aged in 100% French oak, 55% new oak and 45% one year-old oak.

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 Shiraz, which received a 98 rating from Wine Advocate. None of their vintages since have garnered ratings in the major wine publications below 90.

Serving Hints
This wine is ideally served at room temperature with meat dishes and hard cheeses.

PRODUCER: PB & CM Shirvington
COUNTRY: Australia
REGION: McLaren Vale
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Shiraz
ALCOHOL: 14.5%

Press Highlights

2011: 94 Pts - Wine Advocate #211, Feb. 2014
2011: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, July 2014
2010: 95+ Pts - Wine Advocate #205, Mar. 2013

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