Angove Family Winemakers McLaren Vale Vineyard Select Shiraz 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia
The deep opaque black inky color suggests a brooding wine, and the spicy licorice and pepper on the nose follow up first impressions well. The low crops from this very difficult year have released a deep and very intense wine, speaking of the region and variety eloquently. This wine is great to enjoy now but will age gracefully for many years.
Wine Enthusiast - "Angove’s deserves credit for its effort to step up the quality of its wines in the Vineyard Select series. The 2007 Shiraz is a medium-bodied, reasonably structured example of McLaren Vale fruit, balancing bright raspberry and cherry fruit against savory notes of cedar and black olive. Drink 2012–2018.
Angove Family Winemakers Winery
The Angove family company, Angove's Pty. Ltd., ranks among Australia's largest privately owned wine companies and stands as one of the few with strong interests in distilling as well as grape growing and winemaking.
His early experimentation with vines, winemaking and distilling, led to the establishment of a proud family business. Dr. Angove's initial plantings at the township of Tea Tree Gully in the Adelaide foothills were the forerunner of one of the largest vineyards in the southern hemisphere - the magnificent Nanya Vineyard at Renmark in South Australia's Murray Valley.
Since World War II, the company has steadily expanded its operations and structure. Their Renmark facility has grown to become a major winemaking and distilling enterprise, with storage capacity for more than15 million litres of wine and spirit. In 1947, Thomas William Carlyon Angove, grandson of the founder, took the helm as Managing Director, beginning a new era in development.
In 1983, the fourth generation of the family took control, when John Carlyon Angove succeeded his father as Managing Director of the company.
The success of the Angove's identity owes a great deal to a pioneering spirit. The same urge that drove Dr. Angove to leave his home in Cornwall and emigrate to Australia is evident in many of the developments the company has taken since. View all Angove Family Winemakers Wines
About McLaren ValeView a map of McLaren Vale wineries
McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines.
Notable FactsIn McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of Australia, Shiraz and Grenache are the top grapes of the region, with some Cabernet Sauvignon planted as well. While red rules, whites are able to hold their own here too. With the warm yet reasonable Mediterranean climate, white grapes like Chardonnay, Semillon and even some Sauvignon Blanc grow well. The wines are round and smooth and the producers in the regions are excellent.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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8 ratings, 5 with reviews41/30/2013Very good, nice value at this reasonably rated wine.45/16/2012
Very big & bold. If you like a bold red, this is your wine.44/12/2012Bergsund - Belvedere Tiburon, CA52/2/2012This has become our house red - always have a half case on hand. Not too pricey, good scores, works with or without food.32/1/2012This is a very nice wine. Very well balanced. No major flaws. Very smooth, relatively dry with reasonable, but not huge, body. Was surprisingly diminished on day 2. Drink after decanting with moderate aeration and there won't be any leftovers anyway. Recommended.11/27/2012Bought 3 bottles. The first was corked, I haven't had the courage to open another.411/25/2011coeyat - Stanford, CA410/20/2011Related ProductsDeep purple with blue hues. Aromas of spice and the forest floor are followed by bitter chocolate and white pepper. ...This wine shouts its origins in McLaren Vale. Morello cherries, brightraspberry and vanillin aromas come to the fore on the ...
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Earthy & Spicy
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Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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