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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Angove Family Winemakers McLaren Vale Vineyard Select Shiraz 2008
Angove Family Winemakers McLaren Vale Vineyard Select Shiraz 2008
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 90 points
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep, vibrant purple in color with inky hues. Brooding ripe blackberry and liquorish flavors on the nose are complimented by spicy oak. The palate is rich with plums and berries balanced with integrated tannins. Great depth of flavor and silky structure show all the hallmarks of McLaren Vale Shiraz. This is a great wine 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.