Blackbilly Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

Item No. 98738
  • red wine
  • WE90

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red magenta with distinct purple hue.

Complex berry nose of blackberry and violets with a lifted apricot aromatic note from the Viognier. Rich chocolate and liquorice with vanilla oak lift adds depth and complexity.

Ripe, full tannins with a soft finish yet with crisp acidity. Black fruits and vanilla and coconut oak nuance adds depth. An excellent after taste with chocolate and Xmas cake like complexity.

A classic McLaren Vale vintage with rip fruit ensures softness and drink ability now but it will also reward the patient cellar for added complexity.

Medium-bodied in the context of Australian Shiraz, this ripe, cola-scented wine features a slight dusty tannic structure that imparts a charming mouthfeel. Complex flavors of cola, coffee, vanilla and a range of mixed berries finish long and elegant. This comes straight out of the bottle with a slightly rubbery note, so it's worth giving it a quick splash in the decanter prior to serving. - Wine Enthusiast

Learn About Blackbilly

Blackbilly wine is produced from the rich vineyards of the famous McLaren Vale district of South Australia.

Blackbilly's aim is to produce wines that have richness, flavour and softness with drinkability without breaking the bank. Grapes are sourced from the Tinlin's McLaren Vale group.

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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