The Lucky Country Shiraz 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 114998
  • RP89
  • ST88
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: 14.5%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red in color. Very McLaren Vale! Initially full of dark fruits and chocolate/mocha notes, but upon a second look, aromas of grilled meats, vanilla bean and spice become quite prevalent. The palate starts out soft, but the fleshy plums and vanilla spice slowly build to more savory characters delivering a long finish balanced with earthy chewy tannins. Made of 100% Shiraz.

Critical Acclaim

"Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Shiraz has aromas of blackberry preserves, crushed blueberries and black pepper with hints of licorice, tar, dark chocolate and truffles. Rich and full-bodied, with plenty of expressive blackberry and licorice flavors, it has a medium level of grainy tannins, medium-high acid and a long finish. Drinking well now, it should keep to 2016+."
89 Points

"Bright purple. Very fruity, offering lively blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors and a touch of peppery spice. Supple, easygoing and approachable, with good finishing breadth and cling. 30% of the fruit here was de-classified from the Two Hands McLaren Vale bottlings."
88 Points

Learn About The Lucky Country

The Lucky Country is synonymous with Australia, the phrase having first been coined in the book of the same name in 1964 by Donald Horne. The phrase was initially used as an irony mocking the fortune of the post-colonial Australians of the 1960s. Since then it has become a descriptive label for Australia and its wealth of natural resources, beautiful weather, stunning landscapes...

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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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