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2018 Bannockburn Shiraz

Geelong, VIC

Spicy, medium-bodied, structural... truly unique cool climate Shiraz from Bannockburn.

$46.00

About
Distinctive style here.

Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

About The Wine

This is a standout release of Bannockburn Shiraz.

Made from estate fruit with a small percentage of whole bunches, and spending a short while in French oak, it's a Shiraz with the stamp of the vineyard on every inch of it.

Spice and svelte tannin is a feature of the wine, as is a softness that only comes with a little time in bottle before release.

If you're a fan of Bannockburn or cool climate Shiraz, you're going to love this. It is a unique and charming drinking experience.

About Bannockburn

For decades, the Bannockburn vineyard has been producing Burgundian-inspired wines which truly reflect the winery's unique terroir.

Originally planted by the legendary Gary Farr, the wines that comes from this unique vineyard in Geelong show a rare sense of place. The ancient riverbed soils impart a distinct saline character and a power which makes the wines from this place immediately identifiable.

With the arrival of new head winemaker, Matt Holmes, the next chapter of Bannockburn's long history has commenced.

New ideas, a fresh take, the start of something new and exciting for this famous patch of earth.

Winemaker Matt Holmes
Winemaker Matt Holmes
Geelong, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Long, slow ripening of Shiraz grapes in this region produces a wine with fully developed flavours, elegance, spice and savoury complexity.

Harmonious and elegant dark red fruits, olives, black pepper and spice aromatics. A fine tannin structure underpins supple darker fruits and spice on the palate.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Bannockburn Vineyards
Bannockburn Vineyards
Geelong, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

91Points
The Real Review

"Medium to deep ruby colour with almost no tint of purple, the bouquet backs up with a dominant foresty, undergrowth character from stems. A whole-bunch wine that closely resembles the pinot noirs off this vineyard. The palate is soft-textured and medium-bodied, the tannins very silky and easygoing, the stems leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste, which adds a cleansing aspect. Distinctive style here. (The label declares only 10% whole bunches)" - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Delivery

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