Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    McLaren Vale    Australia   
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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Angove Family Winemakers Vineyard Select Shiraz 2004
Angove Family Winemakers Vineyard Select Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 88659)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $19.79

Winemaker's Notes:

This medium to full-bodied Shiraz expresses the region of McLaren Vale and the Shiraz grape to the core. On the nose, briar fruit and cherry notes combine with sophisticated and spicy American oak. This is reinforced on the palate where the wine fills the mouth with soft ripe fruit flavors and terrific length and structure.
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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.