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Date Printed: 4/21/2014
Angove Family Winemakers McLaren Vale Vineyard Select Shiraz 2007
Angove Family Winemakers McLaren Vale Vineyard Select Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 106229)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/21/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The deep opaque black inky color suggests a brooding wine, and the spicy licorice and pepper on the nose follow up first impressions well. The low crops from this very difficult year have released a deep and very intense wine, speaking of the region and variety eloquently. This wine is great to enjoy now but will age gracefully for many years.
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About Angove Family Winemakers:

The Angove family company, Angove's Pty. Ltd., ranks among Australia's largest privately owned wine companies and stands as one of the few with strong interests in distilling as well as grape growing and winemaking.

His early experimentation with vines, winemaking and distilling, led to the establishment of a proud family business. Dr. Angove's initial plantings at the township of Tea Tree Gully in the Adelaide foothills were the forerunner of one of the largest vineyards in the southern hemisphere - the magnificent Nanya Vineyard at Renmark in South Australia's Murray Valley.

Since World War II, the company has steadily expanded its operations and structure. Their Renmark facility has grown to become a major winemaking and distilling enterprise, with storage capacity for more than15 million litres of wine and spirit. In 1947, Thomas William Carlyon Angove, grandson of the founder, took the helm as Managing Director, beginning a new era in development.

In 1983, the fourth generation of the family took control, when John Carlyon Angove succeeded his father as Managing Director of the company.

The success of the Angove's identity owes a great deal to a pioneering spirit. The same urge that drove Dr. Angove to leave his home in Cornwall and emigrate to Australia is evident in many of the developments the company has taken since.