Occam's Razor Heathcote Shiraz 2008
Syrah/Shiraz from Victoria, Australia
Full-bodied and round in texture with great depth and persistence, the palate offers raspberries, earth, and some smoky oak characters. This elegant Heathcote wine lingers impressively with its seductive black berry flavors, refined tannins and long, dry finish.
International Wine Cellar - "Inky ruby. Ripe aromas of blackcurrant, tobacco, dark chocolate and licorice. Silky-sweet and sappy, with a seductively suave texture and intriguing floral lift and mounting spiciness. This really stains the palate without leaving any impression of weight. The long, broad finish repeats the licorice and spice notes and lingers with noteworthy intensity. This is the most elegant version I've drunk of this wine, which is made by Emily Laughton, whose family owns Jasper Hill."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2008 Occam’s Razor Shiraz has a deep garnet-purple color, giving slightly closed blueberry aromas with some cinnamon powder, white pepper, tree bark and cedar. It is well structured with firm, chewy tannins and crisp acid supporting the full-bodied, powerful fruit. Finishing long, drink this wine from 2010 to 2017+. "
Occam's Razor Winery
Occam’s Razor is a label owned by Emily, daughter of Jasper Hill’s owners, Ron and Elva Laughton.
A teacher by training, a traveller by choice and a vigneron by preference and practice, Emily made her first vintage in 2001, buying grapes from independent local growers, Andrew and Melissa Conforti, from the neighbouring town of Mia Mia, within the Heathcote wine region. ( Andrew is also Vineyard Supervisor with Jasper Hill, so there is a connection. )
"Like Dad, my philosophy is to keep it uncomplicated and don’t muck around with it too much."
"William of Occam was a 13th century English philosopher who devised quite a few kooky theories. One of his better ones states that the simplest explanation is generally the most correct; in other words, cut away the b... sh.. and get back to basics"
Emily increasingly shares the wine-making duties with her father and sees a long future ahead for herself, her label and Jasper Hill. Occam’s Razor is produced in small, highly prized quantities based on the same bio-dynamic principles as Jasper Hill. The 2009 vintage is the her ninth. View all Occam's Razor Wines
About VictoriaView a map of Victoria wineries
From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their sweet, fortified stickies.
Notable FactsLots of coastline gives Victoria a cool climate, appropriate for growing grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Many new regions are discovering their growing potential – especially with these grapes. Inland is a bit warmer, and some of the best fortified wines are made here,as well as some good shiraz. Victoria also makes the most Sparking Shiraz.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
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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.