Slipstream Shiraz/Grenache 2006

Rhone Red Blends from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 98535
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Light & Fruity

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.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 Vintage was made in collaboration with Stephen Pannell, who sourced and made the Grenache from a 70-year old McLaren Vale vineyard and Ben Glaetzer who made the Shiraz from Benjamin Hammershlag's estate fruit. In addition to making the Shiraz component, Glaetzer composed the final blend. The finished wine spent 12 months in French oak.

The 2006 Shiraz (75%) – Grenache (25%) was aged for 12 months in French oak. The Shiraz portion was sourced from importer Ben Hammerschlag's high altitude McLaren Vale vineyard. Purple-colored, it offers complex aromas of Asian spices, vanilla, pepper, blueberry, and black cherry. Full-bodied with sweet fruit and ripe flavors, the wine has enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. The finish is long and pure. Drink it through 2020. - Wine Advocate

Inky red. Impressively complex aromas of black raspberry, licorice, black cardamom and fresh violet. Deep and fleshy, with sweet red and dark berry flavors, a youthfully chewy texture and a late jolt of anise. Gains power with air, finishing with excellent clarity and length. - International Wine Cellar

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Learn About Slipstream

At Epicurean Wines we are fortunate to have amassed a portfolio of extremely talented young winemakers that aren’t afraid to push the limits or take on new opportunities. Because they are constantly sourcing and experimenting, they often approach us with really great raw materials and a willingness to make new wines. The Slipstream label has been created as a negociant line to allow Epicurean to take advantage of these opportunities.

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 Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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