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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Sylvan Springs McLaren Vale Shiraz 2001
Sylvan Springs McLaren Vale Shiraz 2001
(search item no. 109146)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The warmer 2001 vintage was ideal for McLaren Vale Shiraz, allowing the fruit to easily and steadily attain its full ripeness. The result is a Shiraz deep red in colour, displaying rich, ripe berry notes on the nose. Exhibits ripe blackberry and plum fruit flavours, a result of 18 months maturation in a combination of both American oak (predominantly) and French oak.

Drinking very well now, full in flavour, with good structure and length and will continue to develop those wonderful fruit and oak characters over the next 6-8 years.

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About Sylvan Springs:

Sylvan Springs is a boutique winery nestled in the heart of the McLaren Vale region, producing a small but premium range of wines. Their commitment is to consistently produce wines of the highest quality.

Owned and operated by a fourth generation vigneron, David Pridmore is expanding on his family tradition in the local wine industry, which dates back to 1892. It was then that the family first established a vineyard in the heart of McLaren Vale.

The Sylvan Springs label is the result of a formidable and enviable combination of premium quality fruit and the exceptional winemaking talents of Brian Light. Only the very best fruit from 45 hectares of premium fruit is retained for the Sylvan Springs label and Brian's extensive knowledge, experience, and success are well known in the industry. These factors, combined with the latest in winemaking techniques, are all an integral part of the foundation on which Sylvan Springs is built.