St. Andrews

St. Andrews

Shiraz 2006

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Region: Clare Valley
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Enormously flavoursome with rich fruit characters of black cherry, plum and ripe berries. American oak adds nuances of vanilla, cigar box, coffee and toast.

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Wine Colour

At release, the wine has a developing brick red colour with a deep crimson heart. The colour is beginning to show very subtle signs of development.

Wine Bouquet

The wine has a brooding, savoury complex yet thoroughly enticing aroma. Mouth-watering wafts of chocolate, mocha, toffee and cream intertwine with plum, aniseed and rich berry fruit.

Wine Palate

The palate is a mouthful of round completeness. The fruit flavours and oak weight are in absolute balance bringing harmony and grace to the palate from start to finish. This is a generous yet elegant wine that showcases Clare Valley Shiraz at its best.

Cellaring Notes

Evolving well at release yet should cellar well to 2018 with the wine peaking at around 2014.
Acidity: 6.55 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.6%
PH: 3.4
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 0.36 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
St. Andrews Shiraz 2006 Ultimate Wine Challenge 2011 Trophy - Chairmans Trophy
St. Andrews Shiraz 2006 Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition 2011 Chaimans Best in class
St. Andrews Shiraz 2006 Sydney International Wine Competition 2011 Blue Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2006 Clare Valley Regional Wine Show 2012 18 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2006 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2006 Concours Mondial du Bruxelles 2011 Gold

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  • St. Andrews Shiraz 200691 points

    Lisa Perrotti Brown, Robert ParkerÆs Wine Advocate, December 2010


    Medium-deep garnet colored, this shiraz offers a nose of earth, Chinese dried plums, kirsch, creme de cassis, licorice, espresso and cinnamon stick. Full bodied with a high level of fine knit tannins, it offers plenty of layered fruit with crisp acid.

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  • St. Andrews Shiraz 200691/100

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, December 2010


    Medium-deep garnet colored, 2006 St Andrews Shiraz offers a nose of earth, Chinese dried plums, kirsch, creme de cassis, licorice, espresso and cinnamon stick. Full bodied with a high level of fine knit tannins, it offers plenty of layered fruit with crisp acid. The long finish still shows a little oak. Drinking now, it should cellar to 2017+.

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  • St. Andrews Shiraz 20063 stars

    National Liquor News, July 2011


    A velvet glove with beautiful hints of blackcurrant. A toasty oak nose mixed with coconut and vibrant berry fruits.

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  • St. Andrews Shiraz 200687/100

    Australian Wine Annual, November 2011


    Very ripe and oaky, with a meaty, spicy bouquet of blackberries and plums almost lost under a swathe of smoky vanilla and dark chocolate oak. The palate is especially charry and old-fashioned, with deeply ripeded dark fruits somewhat subdued by polished mocha and smoked oyster-like cooperage.

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  • Outstanding
    St. Andrews Shiraz 200691 points

    Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel (USA), December 2011

    Outstanding
    Tangy and juicy with meaty plum and blackberry fruit; spice, minerals and firm acidity; long and balanced.

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  • St. Andrews Shiraz 200691 points

    Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator Insider, January 2012


    Dark and dense, this boasts a solid mouthful of black cherry, roasted red pepper and grilled meat flavors, lingering on the expressive finish. Drink now through 2016.

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  • St. Andrews Shiraz 2006

    Wining Pom, February 2012


    Clare typicity to the max. A deeply brooding wine imbued with dark berry fruit, mocha toffee and vanillin oak, secondary charcters of plum and menthol feature too. A richly layered and textured palate with intense black fruit signature, cedary oak and a powerful swathe of spice, fruit and tannin. Great staying power and structure with an exceptional presence in the glass.

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  • Shiraz and blends
    St. Andrews Shiraz 2006

    Drinks Trade, July 2012

    Shiraz and blends
    Great varietal definition; a lovely mature wine with cedar aromas with a floral edge; the palate is full of silky plum, chocolate, blackberry, jam and clove flavours; some lovely complex aged notes and an excellent sweet, long finish; a warm and smooth wine that is gracefully holding its age.

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  • Clare Valley and Surrounding Regions
    St. Andrews Shiraz 20063.5 stars

    Winestate, August 2012

    Clare Valley and Surrounding Regions
    A big, old-fashioned style - soft sweet and very drinkable with great nutty development evident.

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  • World's greatest shiraz challenge
    St. Andrews Shiraz 20065 stars

    Winestate, October 2012

    World's greatest shiraz challenge
    This is almost perfect', declared one judge. Has many years of cellaring ahead of it. Loads of high quality oak is sitting on top of excellent varietal fruit that gives long, intense flavours.

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  • St. Andrews Shiraz 2006

    Simon Wood, Simonwoods.com, February 2013


    Good old fashioned style, soft, plush and not afraid to be oaky, with chocolatey depth to its honest plummy berry flavours, solid bear hug of wine, just let down by a slightly hard finish.

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