Oxford Landing Shiraz 2010
Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia
A deep purple red, the Oxford Landing Estates Shiraz 2010 has lifted aromas of violets, plum and anise with hints of jasmine. The palate is a succulent feast of rich red berry fruit flavours, florals, dark chocolate and liquorice. The wine is soft and silky on the palate and is balanced by gentle tannins and a long lingering finish. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Australian Wine Companion - "Light, bright purple-crimson; a light- to medium-bodied shiraz made for immediate consumption, with juicy raspberry/red berry fruits, and a sprinkle of tannins just for luck. Ever reliable, especially in a vintage as good as '10."
International Wine Cellar - "Bright ruby. Black raspberry, plum and oak on the nose, plus a smoky note of tar. Sweet, moderately intense flavors of plum, blackcurrant and mocha are complicated by smoky herbs. Bright acidity lifts the finish, which shows good clarity and modest persistence. "
Oxford Landing Winery
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. View all Oxford Landing Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.
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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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.