First Drop Mother's Milk Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

$19.99
Item No. 99190
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST90
  • RP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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:
  • 2009
  • ST89

Winemaker's Notes

Not a sledgehammer style, this Barossa Shiraz is made for drinking! Soft, slurpy and textured it is balanced with good acidity, which refreshes the palate and makes you go back for a second / third glass. Sourced from a vineyard just north west of Greenock (330m above sea level on clay with ironstone), it is savory, and dangerously easy to drink! It is matured for 15 months in 95% old French oak hogsheads to allow the fruit to express itself; and 5% new American oak barriques which give richness and structure.

Dark ruby red

Lifted raspberry, dark cherry aromas with a hint of mocha. Vibrant dark cherry, raspberry and chocolate flavors with a hint of smoked sausage and spice are balanced with an even, textural palate with soft, supple tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"Value reds $20 and under .Tasted and recommended."
90 Points

"Ruby-red. Spicy, sharply focused aromas of raspberry, blueberry and cracked pepper, with suave floral qualities adding complexity. Juicy and sweet, with deep red and dark berry flavors and slow-mounting minerality. Very fresh on the long, juicy finish, with urgent berry skin and smoky mineral nuances."
90 Points

Learn About First Drop

First Drop is about passion. for life, fun and flavor!... a lifelong commitment to making wines with flavor and texture, and a splash of funk... eclectic varieties from unique vineyards in the great regions of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale... wines to drink, not just appreciate... in short. Mother's Milk!

Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

Read More About Barossa Valley

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...

Read More About Syrah/Shiraz

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