Balgownie Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Victoria, Australia

$25.00 $15.99
Save $9.01
Item No. 100543
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST92
  • RP91
  • WS89
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • JH94
  • 2004
  • JH95
  • ST92
  • 2003
  • JH94
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Winemaker's Notes

Blackberry and mulberry fruits with licorice and cracked pepper sing of Central Victorian Shiraz; a touch of Viognier thrown in for aromatic lift. Immediately approachable in its youth, this regional benchmark has the structure and concentration to age gracefully.

Critical Acclaim

"Opaque ruby. Pungent red and dark berries on the nose, with a suave floral quality adding vivacity. Spicy raspberry and cherry flavors become sweeter with air and supple tannins gather strength on the back end. Maintains focus and energy through a long, juicy finish. This is an outstanding value."
92 Points

"The purple-colored 2006 Shiraz contains 2% Viognier. Fragrant and expressive it offers up a nose of scorched earth, mineral, blueberry, and blackberry. Ripe and smooth textured, it has excellent depth and length. It will benefit from another two years of cellaring and be at its best from 2010 to 2018."
91 Points

"Bright and lively, with a distinct eucalyptus character breezing through the berry and spice flavors. Balanced toward refinement, not power. Best from 2010 through 2016."
89 Points

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gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

I love this wine. It's not dense or heavy like many Shiraz, which I like, because it has this elegance to it that is more uplifting rather than heavy. The little Viognier adds to the aromas and "fragrant" is the right term. Lots of berries and spice going on and something floral in the back as well. Palate is complex and lingering with all the berry-goodness a Shiraz should have, but none of the heaviness. All in balance. It's absolutely delicious.
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Jessica B - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

Not only is this wine delicious, but the $14.99 price just knows it out of the park. Will definitely order again!!
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Janice Drew - Brooklyn, NY (read all my reviews)

Bought it because it was very popular among other buyers on the site that day, but it was awful. Must have been price driven only because it was awful. Ashy on the tongue, never opened up on the palate, no follow through. Too bad I bought three. Maybe I can cook with the other two...
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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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