Plantagenet Great Southern Shiraz 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia

$35.00 $19.99
Save $15.01
Item No. 99471
  • red wine
  • JH95
  • ST91
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The dry, cool to mild climate of the Great Southern region is well suited to the production of a spicy Shiraz of great depth of flavor and structure. Through careful viticulture and winemaking and moderate use of French oak, Plantagenet endeavor to produce a wine that will express its sense of place and deliver harmonious and compelling flavors.

The color is a deep garnet, suggestive of a dense and concentrated wine. Aromas of red cherries and blueberries are vibrantly expressed on the nose, with fragrant violet perfume and pepper spices contibuting interest. The palate is generous, with abundant red and black berry fruit, fine grained tannins and a silky, sedutive texture that is above all else, beautifully balanced.

"Full ruby. Rich cherry preserve and cassis aromas are complicated by cracked pepper, anise and smoky minerals. Fleshy and weighty, offering juicy dark berry liqueur flavors and a late note of candied licorice. Supple tannins add shape but allow the ripe fruit to come through. Finishes smooth and long. This is very easy to drink now."
-International Wine Cellar

Learn About Plantagenet Map ItMap It

The first vines were planted in 1968 at "Bouverie" Denbarker. These consisted of 4 1/2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Plantagenet Wines now has boosted the total acreage to 100, including Malbec, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Plantagenet aims to make elegant, structured wines that have complexity, finesse and balance.

Learn About Other Australia

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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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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