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2017 Punt Road Shiraz

Yarra Valley, VIC

Echoes of the all-conquering 2015 vintage - one of the country's best value cool climate Shiraz.

$27.00

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About The Wine

The Punt Road Shiraz has become regarded as one of the dead-set bargain Shiraz' in the Yarra Valley over the last few years.

With the Trophy for Best Wine of Show at Royal Melbourne and a whopping 97 points from James Halliday, the 2015 vintage of this Shiraz firmly established Punt Road as one of the country's most improved and top value producers.

The 2017 is another impressive release from Tim Shand and co. the long and cool ripening period in 2017, a more elegant and spicy version of the wine has emerged - the very picture of modern cool-climate Australian Shiraz/Syrah.

James Halliday once referred to the Punt Road Shiraz as "One of the best value wines in the 31-year history of the Companion."

The 2017 is right on the money once again, and simply destroys most similarly priced Shiraz on the market. Cool climate Shiraz lovers, back up the truck!

About Punt Road

Punt Road are one of the movers and shakers of the Yarra Valley.

With a focus on premium Estate grown wines, a beautiful cellar door, and more than reasonable pricing, these guys have accumulated a great following.

Tim Shand is the winemaker and his creativity and skill are the perfect matches for the stunning fruit yielded off the Punt Road Estate in Coldstream Hills.

Head winemaker Tim Shand in the winery
Head winemaker Tim Shand in the winery
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

This is pitch perfect Yarra Shiraz. Blackberry fruit interlaced with exotic spice, cocoa hints and soft herbal tones. The palate is long and pure showing supple dark fruit characters, delicate toastiness, beautifully integrated tannins and gentle support from large format oak. Not a hair out of place, and totally delicious. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

2017 had many of the hallmarks of the 2015 season, with mild days and cold nights. It was an elongated ripening period (which is our preference), and we did not harvest our old Shiraz block until the 17th March, as the leaves began to senesce. The year was a touch cooler and wetter than 2015, so there is less weight but more fragrance in the Shiraz we have produced. We held back on the proportion of whole bunches in the ferments, it would be closer to 10% in this wine. The same for viognier co-ferment, which was minimal in 2017 (<2%). 

Seed ripeness was particularly evident in Shiraz fruit in 2017, so we decided to leave the wine on skins post ferment for a longer period (10 days). The savouriness and intensity evident from this time is a good representation of the direction we want this wine to go in. 
We pressed to old puncheons (third and fourth use) for MLF in oak. The wine then rested on its lees for 6 months unsulphured, at which point it had one rack and return. We took the wine out of oak again in January, to have an extended élevage in tank (four months), integrating tannin and maintaining freshness. 
No finings were done. Minimal SO2 was added prior to a coarse filtration and bottling in April 2018. - Tim Shand, Punt Road

Blend : Shiraz (98%), Viognier (2%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Do I have to order in dozens?

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Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

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Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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