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Date Printed: 4/17/2015
Shirvington Shiraz 2008
Shirvington Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 114835)
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2015: $62.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With a rich and dark hue; this Shiraz is dense and brooding. Starting with aromas of plum jam and mulberry fruit, the clove and cinnamon spice come through and give some lovely complexity. The palate is rich and round, with dense fruit characters, but also freshness and hints of violet floral characters. The wine develops in the mid palate and shows more savory spice and dark chocolate characters. The wine has fine tannins and a lingering finish. It is drinking well now and will cellar well for some years.
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About Shirvington:

Our story started in 1996 when we, the Shirvington Family (Lynne, Paul and sons Tony and Mark), purchased 16 hectares of prime land in Willunga, South Australia. After extensive researching and touring of Australia’s major wine regions, this area was chosen for its ability to consistently produce outstanding table wines of great character and quality. Willunga is just south of McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula, an area internationally renowned for its red wine, in particular Shiraz.

In the winter of 1996, work began on the development of our first vineyard, Redwind.

Further purchases in 1997 and 2001 saw the development of two new vineyards, Kurrawyba and Manjalda, in McLaren Flat and McLaren Vale.

Working closely with our viticulturist and winemakers, the quality of fruit was such that our first commercial release, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, was awarded Wine of the Year at the prestigious McLaren Vale Wine Show. This wine, coupled with our 2001 Shiraz, was the first to be selected by Dan Philips of The Grateful Palate, for distribution in the United States.

We will continue to produce wines that are testimony to McLaren Vale’s great reputation.