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2017 The Story Grampians Shiraz

Grampians, VIC

Red blooded Shiraz - hearty and heart-warming from Rory Lane. 96 points, James Halliday.

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$30.00

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I'm mystified by the amazingly low price...

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

This Shiraz comes from roughly 17-year-old vines planted on two vineyards in and around the Grampians.

It's a wine of rare beauty at this price-point from the talented Rory Lane. Lovers of cool-climate Shiraz, this one is for you.

James Halliday was totally enamoured with it. In his brilliant 96 point review he claims, "I'm mystified by the amazingly low price, which caused me to check twice to verify."

If you are a fan of the wonderful wines from this part of the world, you will not find better value than this. Spicy, blue-fruited, silky and smooth, this is the goods.

Winemaker Rory Lane
Winemaker Rory Lane
Grampians, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

After the earliest vintage on record for us in 2016, 2017 was the exception that proved the rule. We have become used to compensating, dealing with heat and working to get elegance into our wines. However a cool spring and summer with above average rainfall has us thinking we were in for 2011 all over again (which was a really trying, cold and wet year). Luckily the gods and the sun smiled on us and mild, dry conditions persisted into April to ensure a long ripening period with moderate sugar levels and generous natural acidities. Some no doubt got caught trying to ripen excessive yields but our vineyards performed admirably, and the flavours were full and peppery and juicy.

The resulting wines are cool, classic, spicy and possibly my favourite of the last 15 years. They remind me of the wines we used to get before the climate was changed. Dark, minerally syrah with regional pepper and luscious cassis. It’s great for its youthful verve now but it will certainly reward patience. Westgate and Hyde Park Vineyards once more delivering beautiful grapes but this year with added depth and acidity. We toned back the whole bunches as there was already plenty of spice, so the fruit really sings.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Rory in the vineyard
Rory in the vineyard
Grampians, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"I'm mystified by the amazingly low price, which caused me to check twice to verify. It's spicy, peppery, juicy, and a whole lot more tied in with its multi-berry fruits and supportive tannins." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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