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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Oxford Landing Shiraz 2006
Oxford Landing Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 90043)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fruit parcels were selected in the vineyard on the basis of their flavor and tannin structure. Many of the parcels were sourced from older, lower yielding Shiraz blocks at Oxford Landing and their growers' vineyards in the surrounding area. These parcels were then fermented in a combination of static fermenters and roto-fermenters to ensure maximum extraction of varietal fruit flavors and tannins.

The result is a deep purple red wine with touches of ruby. Lifted dark berry and plum fruit aromas dominate the nose with hints of chocolate and anise. The palate is smooth and even with generous fruit flavors of licorice, raspberry and allspice. Soft tannins and berry fruit persistence lead to a long, slightly savory finish.

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About Oxford Landing:

Oxford Landing isn't some invented name on a wine label. It's a real place, a real vineyard, that lies alongside the River Murray near the South Australian river town of Waikerie. Wyndham Hill Smith found this place in 1958 and Yalumba purchased the block naming it Oxford Landing after a nearby site where drovers once grazed and watered sheep on the long journey to Adelaide from northern pastoral properties.

Today, Oxford Landing has matured into one of Australia's most innovative viticultural enterprises delivering varietal flavor through a collection of value priced varietal wines.