Philip Shaw No.17 Merlot Blend 2004

Bordeaux Red Blends from Australia

Price: $29.99
Item No. 89584
  • JH92

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red in color with purple strings. The nose displays vibrant floral perfume aromas with an underlying richness of dark chocolate and mulberry. Dark summer cherry and redcurrant flavors with a hint of cigar box. All are integrated with soft but firm tannins for a complex and complete finish.

No.17 is drinking well now with excellent depth of berry fruit, elegance and power. It will also age well for up to 15 years. Blend: 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

By adding together the plot numbers (2, 3, 5, and 7) from which the fruit for the first vintage of this wine was sourced, you'll arrive at number 17. You'll also arrive at a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts. Merlot is a star in the Orange region, having near perfect berry set every year due to an elevation of more than 900 metres and high UV intensity.

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In 2003 Philip jumped off the corporate train to fulfill his family dream. For the original 'square peg in a round hole', Philip has found his winemaking home and is realizing his family dream at Koomooloo. I always said that when I turned 40, I was going to do my own thing - with family and friends - in Orange. One thing led to another and 15 years later, I'm finally doing...

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With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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