Angove Family Winemakers McLaren Vale Vineyard Select Shiraz 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 117935
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH90
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:
  • 2002
  • W&S91

Winemaker's Notes

This wine shouts its origins in McLaren Vale. Morello cherries and bitter chocolate aromas come to the fore on the nose, with the spice from deft oak use underlying the palate. Soft and rich in the mouth this wine is ready to drink now but the excellent structure suggests the ability to age for at least 5 years.

Critical Acclaim

"Strong crimson-purple; wild-fermented in 70-year-old open fermenters and spent 18 months in oak; the result is a medium- to full-bodied wine with an abundance of blackberry and plum fruit, plus good tannin structure for ageing."
90 Points

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gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/3/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Pair with: pizza, pulled pork
Typical big Shiraz aromas like sweet mint, ripe blueberry and spice. Dense and coating on the palate, with black cherry and blueberries and almost like drinking a blackberry pie, but with excellent structure. Well done for this price point!
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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...

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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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