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Occam's Razor Heathcote Shiraz 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia
  • RP91
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15% ABV
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  • W&S93
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Winemaker Notes

Full-bodied and round in texture with great depth and persistence, the palate offers raspberries, earth, and some smoky oak characters. This elegant Heathcote wine lingers impressively with its seductive black berry flavors, refined tannins and long, dry finish.

Critical Acclaim

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RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Occam’s Razor Shiraz has a deep garnet-purple color, giving slightly closed blueberry aromas with some cinnamon powder, white pepper, tree bark and cedar. It is well structured with firm, chewy tannins and crisp acid supporting the full-bodied, powerful fruit. Finishing long, drink this wine from 2010 to 2017+.
JS 91
James Suckling
Cracked blackpepper with dark fruits and spices on the nose. Full and flamboyant with lots of fruit and spicy finish. Verges on jammy but interesting. Drink now.
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Occam's Razor

Occam's Razor

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Occam's Razor, Australia
Occam’s Razor is a label owned by Emily, daughter of Jasper Hill’s owners, Ron and Elva Laughton.

A teacher by training, a traveller by choice and a vigneron by preference and practice, Emily made her first vintage in 2001, buying grapes from independent local growers, Andrew and Melissa Conforti, from the neighbouring town of Mia Mia, within the Heathcote wine region. ( Andrew is also Vineyard Supervisor with Jasper Hill, so there is a connection. )

"Like Dad, my philosophy is to keep it uncomplicated and don’t muck around with it too much."

"William of Occam was a 13th century English philosopher who devised quite a few kooky theories. One of his better ones states that the simplest explanation is generally the most correct; in other words, cut away the b... sh.. and get back to basics"

Emily increasingly shares the wine-making duties with her father and sees a long future ahead for herself, her label and Jasper Hill. Occam’s Razor is produced in small, highly prized quantities based on the same bio-dynamic principles as Jasper Hill. The 2009 vintage is the her ninth.

Australia

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A large, climatically diverse country producing just about every wine style imaginable, Australia is not just a source of blockbuster Shiraz or inexpensive wine with cute labels, though both can certainly be found here. Australia has a grand winemaking history and some of the oldest vines on the planet, along with a huge range of landscapes and climates; it is impossible to make generalizations about Australian wine. Most regions are concentrated in the south of the country with those inland experiencing warm, dry weather, and those in more coastal areas receiving humid and tropical, or maritime weather patterns. Australia has for several decades been at the forefront of winemaking technology and has widely adopted the use of screwcaps, even for some premium and ultra-premium bottles.

Shiraz is indeed Australia’s most celebrated and widely planted variety, typically producing bold, supple reds with sweet, jammy fruit and performing best in the Barossa and Hunter Valleys. Cabernet Sauvignon is often blended with Shiraz, and also shines on its own particularly in Coonawarra and Margaret River. Grenache and Mourvèdre (often locally referred to as Mataro) are also popular, both on their own and alongside Shiraz in Rhône blends. Chardonnay is common throughout the country and made in a wide range of styles. Sauvignon Blanc has recently surged in popularity to compete with New Zealand’s distinctive version, and Semillon is often utilized as its blending partner, or in the Hunter Valley, on its own to make complex, age-worthy whites. Riesling thrives in the cool-climate Clare and Eden Valleys. Sticky-sweet fortified wine Rutherglen Muscat is a beloved regional specialty of Victoria. Thanks to the country’s relatively agreeable climate throughout and the openness of its people, experimentation is common and ongoing, and there are a vast array of intriguing varieties to be found.

Syrah/Shiraz

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Marked by unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah accounts for a good deal of some of the most intense, powerful and age-worthy reds in the world. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah still achieves some of its maximum potential here, especially from Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie.

Syrah also plays an important component in the canonical Southern Rhône blends based on Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, adding color, depth, complexity and structure to the mix. Today these blends have become well-appreciated from key appellations of the New World, namely Australia, California and increasingly, with praise, from Washington.

In the Glass

Syrah typically shows aromas and flavors of purple fruits, fragrant violets, baking spice, white pepper and even bacon, smoke or black olive. In Australia, where it goes under the name Shiraz, it produces deep, dark, intense and often, jammy reds. While Northern Rhône examples are typically less fruity and more earthy, California appears increasingly capable of either style.

Perfect Pairings

Flavorful Moroccan-spiced lamb, grilled meats, spareribs and hard, aged cheeses are perfect with Syrah. Blue cheeses are perfect with a dense and fruit-driven Australian Shiraz.

Sommelier Secret

Due to the success of Australian “Shiraz,” winemakers throughout the world have adopted this synonym for Syrah when they have produced a plush and fruit forward wine made in the Australian style. As an aside, Australians are also fond of tempering their fruit-forward Shiraz by blending with Cabernet Sauvignon, which adds depth and structure.

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