Balgownie Shiraz 2001

Syrah/Shiraz from Victoria, Australia

Price: $29.99
Item No. 76463
  • JH94
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • JH94
  • 2004
  • JH95
  • ST92
  • 2003
  • JH94
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Winemaker's Notes

The Balgownie Estate Shiraz signals a continuence of this traditional style made with the small addition of the White Viognier grape to the blend. This practice, while rare in Australia, is a speciality of the northern Rhone region in France and result in many of the greatest and most exotic shiraz-based wines in the world. The Balgownie Estate Shiraz is characterised by lifted dark berry fruits and some spicy black pepper on the nose while the palate offers intense fruit concentration and well-integrated tannins. This is an extremely complex wine that will soften after a few years in the bottle.

Critical Acclaim

"Dense, deep, impenetrable red-purple; a powerful, deep black cherry and black pepper bouquet is followed by a mouthfilling, round and lush palate, not extractive, and with good oak and good length. However, needs a decade to show its best. Does have a touch of Viognier."
94 Points

Learn About Balgownie Map ItMap It

Bendigo Vineyards Balgownie Estate's Bendigo vineyard was originally planted by local pharmacist Stuart Anderson in 1969. The initial plantings consisted of five acres each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz and these varieties are still the mainstay of the vineyard today. At Balgownie Estate we subscribe to the philosophy that wine quality is made in the vineyard. Our vineyard...

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Learn About Victoria

From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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