Shirvington Shiraz 2007

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

Price: $67.00 $49.99
Save $17.01 (25%)
Item No. 102842
  • RP92
  • WS90
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2007 Shiraz has a very fragrant nose; with blueberry and dark cherry fruit characters, floral violet aromas and a background of complex cocoa and spice. The palate starts with lots of dense berry fruit, which is ripe and juicy and yet also very fresh, this develops further with savory toasted spices and brioche characters coming through. This is an elegant wine with a fine and silky tannin structure. The wine is drinking well now, yet can be cellared for quite a few more years.

Critical Acclaim

"Shirvington's 2007 Shiraz spent 14 months in 80% new, mostly American oak. It displays an excellent nose of cigar box, lavender, cocoa, black cherry, and blueberry. This leads to a full-bodied, dense, structured Shiraz which comes off as just a bit sinewy. Aside from that, it has plenty of savory fruit, good balance, and a lengthy finish. It will require 3-4 years of additional cellaring and should be in full bloom from 2013 to 2027."
92 Points

"Supple and polished with mocha-accented blueberry and dark plum flavors, lingering easily against well-buffed tannins. Drink now through 2019. 674 cases made."
90 Points

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Rating:
(3/14/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Great berry front and smooth spicy finish. Probably the perfect wine for me. Not too dry, very drinkable for all occasions.
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Anie - Bay Shore, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/9/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Nice wine to drink at any occasion. Pairs especially well with italian food.
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Joey A - Baldwin, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/9/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
heavy tannins, yet so smooth and supple...truly an everyday -knock -off my- socks- and relax at home watching tv kind of wine!
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Learn About Shirvington Map ItMap It

Our story started in 1996 when we, the Shirvington Family (Lynne, Paul and sons Tony and Mark), purchased 16 hectares of prime land in Willunga, South Australia. After extensive researching and touring of Australia"s major wine regions, this area was chosen for its ability to consistently produce outstanding table wines of great character and quality. Willunga is just south of...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

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 Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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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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