Aromas of plum jam and mulberry fruit, with notes of clove and cinnamon spice. The palate is rich and round, with dark fruit characters and notes of violet. The wine has fine grained tannins and a lingering finish.
Wine Advocate 92 points - Shirvington?s 2008 Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of warm black cherries and black raspberries over anise, chocolate box, allspice and vanilla pod. Very full-bodied and concentrated with 16% declared alcohol, this is a big mouthful yet well balanced with crisp acidity and medium-firm fine tannins, finishing long. Approachable now, it should blossom with another couple of years in bottle and drink through 2020+. (Dec 2010)
Shirvington was founded in 1996 by Paul and Lynne Shirvington along with their sons Tony and Mark. Under the direction of viticulturist Peter Bolte, 39 acres of vines were planted on red clay and limestone soil in Willunga, south of McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The Redwind and Majalda estate vineyards are planted mainly to Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, with additional plantings of Mataro and Grenache. Only the finest fruit is used for Shirvington, the remainder is sold to local wineries. All Shirvington vineyards are sustainably farmed. Winemaker Kim Jackson has been with Shirvington since 2001. A graduate of Roseworthy College, her primary focus in winemaking is on small batch fermentation of premium wines. She aims to craft terroir inspired wines through this technique and is constantly exploring new ideas and ways to refine and expand her knowledge.
|Shiraz comes from Redwind Vineyards planted on red and black clay over limestone soil. The wine was 100% barrel fermented and aged for 14 months in American (80%) and French (20%) oak (65% new and 35% one year old).