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13 St Leonards Vineyard Wahgunyah Shiraz

13 St Leonards Vineyard Wahgunyah Shiraz

$90.00 per bottle
$76.50 per bottle for Bronze Level Wine Club Members
$540.00 Case of 6
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Dry
Sweet

The palate is effortlessly poised with plenty of ripe, cherry-pit and raspberry scented fruit flooding the mouth.

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Dry
Sweet

The palate is effortlessly poised with plenty of ripe, cherry-pit and raspberry scented fruit flooding the mouth.

95 POINTS - HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

Free Standard Delivery - Orders over $150 View Delivery Info

  • Vintage

    2013

  • Alcohol

    14.4%

  • Variety

    Shiraz

  • Cellaring

    Enjoy Now

  • Goes Well With

    lamb

The Range

These back vintage All Saints Estate wines are special wines that are carefully cellared deep inside the castle and released only when they are at their peak for your drinking pleasure.

The Wine

This wine is full of that alluring perfumed delicacy that can only come from the sandy vineyards of this uncompromising site. A Rutherglen red marked by sweet/savoury, multifaceted flavours and structure, this is certainly the purest, most complete Wahgunyah Shiraz to have passed our lips. Undergrowth tones define the complex aromatics edged by a pretty violet scent which sums up the masterful elements of winemaking well combined with the mystique of terroir. The palate is effortlessly poised with plenty of ripe, cherry-pit and raspberry scented fruit flooding the mouth. Fine fruit and very well managed tannins provide subtle, if resolute support. Its ample flavour clings on nicely to a long, exhilarating close.

Variety

Shiraz is Australia’s favourite red grape and a regional treasure. We are lucky enough to have fruit from old vines, with all the intensity and depth of flavour that they bring. Shiraz is a pleasure to work with because of the way in which it carries flavours and aromas specific to the region and even the vineyard block, and layers these on top of a base of rich, soft plummy fruit. So Shiraz wines are always reliable, yet always interesting and different.

Winemaking

The fruit was picked when perfectly ripe, not overcooked and jammy or underdone and green. Fully destemmed and fermented in our open vats with hand plunging three times a day. Rather than opt for one of our traditional long macerations we ran this wine to barrel whilst still warm and fizzing. The Shiraz spent twelve months in 225L French barriques, 1/3rd of which were new. Not far from the mountains, where the Murray still runs deep and clear, is a great curve in the river. Planted here is our vineyard where gnarled old vines send their roots deep into the rose-coloured sandy soils. Premium wines have been made and enjoyed here at St Leonards since 1860. Shiraz is Australia’s favourite red grape and a regional treasure. We are lucky enough to have fruit from old vines, with all the intensity and depth of flavour that they bring. Shiraz is a pleasure to work with because of the way in which it carries flavours and aromas specific to the region and even the vineyard block, and layers these on top of a base of rich, soft plummy fruit. So Shiraz wines are always reliable, yet always interesting and different.

Food Matching

There are fewer finer matches in our ever-deepening food culture than a top Rutherglen Shiraz and gorgeously pink roast lamb. The plump fruit and savoury tones of the wine are simply perfect with the delicate meat and its succulent salty, herby crust.

Cellaring Potential

This wine is an example of great fruit handled with care and restraint. As such it has an inherent balance to carry it through lengthy cellaring if you feel like doing so. Our recommendation for Shiraz is 5 to 8 years from vintage to see it at its best.
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"The flagship of the St Leonards table wines, open-fermented and hand-plunged, the fermentation finished in new and used French barriques, 15 (300 dozen) selected for this wine. It shows its breeding, with red and black fruits contributing in tandem on the impressively long palate that has that hallmark of barrel ferment adding to its appeal." Halliday Wine Companion,  August 2016

All orders are shipped by Australia Post or Fastway. Please allow up to 5 normal business days for shipping to capital cities (Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney) and more for other areas.

SHIPPING COSTS

We deliver Australia wide for the following costs per delivery:
Albury/Local Area $6.00
Melbourne/Canberra $14.00
Sydney/Adelaide $14.00
Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast $16.00
Country VIC/NSW/SA $16.00
Tasmania $26.00
Perth $29.00
Country QLD $29.00
NT/Country WA $36.00

 

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