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Eppalock Ridge Heathcote Shiraz 2005

Eppalock Ridge Heathcote Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia

Price: $32.00 $12.49
Save $19.51 (61%)
Item No. 107759
  • WE90
  • JH90
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 16.3%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 Shiraz is inky blue and purple in colour. The nose is densely packed with marachino cherries, leather, licorice and briary aromas. The full bodied palate is generous with plenty of sweet, ripe fruits, drying tannins and fine cleansing acidity to keep the palate fresh and has well integrated French oak.

Critical Acclaim

"Despite carrying a lot of alcohol (16% on the label), this powerful mix of mocha, caramel and stewed berries does a good job of hiding it. At first, it seems soft and creamy in texture, but it turns firmer, chewier and more serious on the finish, adding in a hint of espresso. Opt for drinking this over the near term with grilled beef."
90 Points

"A full-flavoured, full-bodied rich wine which has everything going for it except its alcohol, which strikes on the back-palate and finish. The points are a compromise for a curate's egg."
90 Points

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Rating:
(1/29/2011)
This Shiraz was nice and smooth - not overpowering - and easy to drink by itself or with food
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Rating:
(10/11/2011)
Not bad for a wine of this price
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Rating:
(1/19/2011)
A very nice surprising wine, usually I find Australian shiraz to be on the lighter side (I am a big fan of bold wines), but this was a nice change of pace that reminded me more of a petite syrah from California. A nice wine and a great value.
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Learn About Eppalock Ridge

Eppalock Ridge is a small family owned winery producing remarkable wines in Central Victoria's most promising Shiraz region, Heathcote. It has been suggested that this region is the best place in Australia for full-bodied reds, in particular Shiraz. Eppalock Ridge Winery is located in the heart of the Goldmining district in Central Victoria. In 1976 Sue and Rod Hourigan left...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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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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