Sylvan Springs McLaren Vale Shiraz 2001

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

$20.00 $7.99
Save $12.01
Item No. 109146
  • red wine
  • ST89
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.

Winemaker's Notes

The warmer 2001 vintage was ideal for McLaren Vale Shiraz, allowing the fruit to easily and steadily attain its full ripeness. The result is a Shiraz deep red in colour, displaying rich, ripe berry notes on the nose. Exhibits ripe blackberry and plum fruit flavours, a result of 18 months maturation in a combination of both American oak (predominantly) and French oak.

Drinking very well now, full in flavour, with good structure and length and will continue to develop those wonderful fruit and oak characters over the next 6-8 years.

Critical Acclaim

"Saturated ruby-red. Musky aromas of roasted plum, game, smoke and nutty oak. Fat and sweet; more pliant and generous than this producer's 2001 cabernet, but still possesses sound acidity. Easygoing finish features lush tannins and good length. Aged in three-quarters American and one-quarter French oak."
89 Points

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Style: Earthy & Spicy
What a nice bottle of wine. The age has added just a touch of brown to the color but the aroma and taste have plenty of fruit left. I was disappointed I didn't buy more.
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Style: Earthy & Spicy
Great body but lots of sediment.
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Like eating a plum on a warm summer day lightly sprinkled with pepper. At this price, it's worth getting a couple bottles. The age on this one shows though - store upright for at least a couple of hours and then decant.
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Learn About Sylvan Springs

Sylvan Springs is a boutique winery nestled in the heart of the McLaren Vale region, producing a small but premium range of wines. Their commitment is to consistently produce wines of the highest quality. Owned and operated by a fourth generation vigneron, David Pridmore is expanding on his family tradition in the local wine industry, which dates back to 1892. It was then that...

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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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