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St. Andrews

Shiraz 2019

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

Member Price
$382.50 / case
Standard Price
$450.00 / case
More Information
Previous Vintages 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
Region Clare Valley
Colour At release, the wine has a concentrated ruby red colour with a dark purple hue to the edge.
Nose The wine has ripe and concentrated aromas of violets, dark plum and liquorice. Concentrated layers of creamy American oak complex the enticing bouquet.
Palate This is a voluptuous wine with great mid palate expression, layers of flavour and yet great balance. Fresh red berry fruits are cradled across the palate by mocha and vanilla spice flavours from high quality oak. The barrel fermentation results in a wine that has well integrated fruit and oak and harmonious, elegant flavours and a long persistent finish.
Vintage Conditions The growing season leading up to vintage 2019 saw lower than average winter and spring rainfall. This, along with some hail and frost events, affected yields overall. There were some extreme weather conditions during the growing season, including the lowest temperature recorded in spring and the highest ever temperature in summer, but overall, the vines showed great resilience. Whites have retained good acidity while the reds were sun-blessed and are showing great colour and due to the smaller bunch numbers, varietal intensity. Overall, wine quality is strong with intense flavours and colours across the classic Clare Valley varieties.
Oak Maturation All of the fruit for this wine was fermented in headless American oak barrels and left to soak on skins for 2 weeks. Post fermentation, the wine was matured for 18 months in the same high quality water-bent American oak barrels.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 6.80
PH: 3.50
Residual Sugar: 0.50
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle