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Occam's Razor Heathcote Shiraz 2008

Occam's Razor Heathcote Shiraz 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Victoria, Australia

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Item No. 114444
  • ST92
  • RP91
Style: Big & Bold

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: 15.0%

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:

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
92 Points

"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+. "
91 Points

Learn About Occam's Razor

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...

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Learn About Victoria

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...

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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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