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2016 Izway Harold Shiraz

Eden Valley, SA

A roaring Shiraz of deep concentration from the Eden Valley. The first 'Harold' since 2012.

$75.00

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This wine is all we could hope from a remarkable vineyard in a remarkable year.

Izway Wines

About The Wine

Harold hasn't been released since 2012.

This excellent Eden Valley Shiraz, from a vineyard only a stone's throw from the famous Henschke vineyards Hill of Grace and  Mt Edelstone, doesn't come around every year.

This is a power-packed wine. Seductive and velvety, it walks the tightrope of rich and beautiful, balanced on a knife-edge, it's a wine that will handsomely reward the patient.

If you're a collector of premium SA Shiraz, then Harold will be that little gem you pull out in a decade's time and blow people away.

About Izway

The Izway wines are a partnership between Brian Conway and Craig Isbel.

These two Barossa Valley diehards have been making outstanding Barossa red wines from great vineyards since 2003. They honour their families in the naming of each wine, characters like Bruce, Harold and Don populating the range. 

These are quintessential Barossa Valley wines - deep, dark and brooding, powerful and polished. With one nod towards tradition and one towards the future, Barossa Valley lovers should be all over these wines.

One half of the Izway duo, winemaker Craig Isbel
One half of the Izway duo, winemaker Craig Isbel
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

2016 Vintage

Although the 2016 Vintage will be considered one of the great harvests of the last 20 years, the growing conditions were anything but conventional. The total rainfall for the year was half the average but the timing was perfect. The summer was warm but not hot and there were no extended heat waves. These conditions resulted in exceptional fruit created in shrewd and almost sagacious weather, where the season seemed dialed in to the specifics of each vineyard. The wines created are equally intelligent and authoritative, with purity of fruit combining with incredible tannin structure. Layered and complex, these wines will age for many years and will cement the Barossa Valley as one of the worlds iconic wine regions.

Vineyard

The Harold vineyard is owned and cared for by David Liersch and his family. ‘Planted in 1994, it is located in the hills of Eden Valley just a stones throw from the famed Hill of Grace and Mt Edelsone vineyards. The vines are totally unirrigated and their roots are buried in shallow loam over deep red clay.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 15.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2036
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A soft, layered and complex nose meanders from rosemary and violets to cherry cola, beetroot and a lick of ferrous. The aromas remind me of walking home late at night in the Summer rain and is the type of wine that will inspire memories of good times. The palate delivers contrasting leather, bright fruit, savoury rind and earth and speaks of a special place. Exceptional tannin and acid; amazing balance and texture, this wine is all we could hope from a remarkable vineyard in a remarkable year." - Izway Wines

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

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