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15 St Leonards Vineyard Wahgunyah Shiraz

15 St Leonards Vineyard Wahgunyah Shiraz

$80.00 per bottle
$68.00 per bottle for Bronze Level Wine Club Members
$480.00 Case of 6
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The palate of this dry red wine is effortlessly poised with plenty of ripe, cherry-pit and raspberry scented fruit flooding the mouth.

This wine is vegan-friendly.

95 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY - 2018 HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

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

This wine is vegan-friendly.

95 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY - 2018 HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

Free Standard Delivery - Orders over $150 View Delivery Info

  • Vintage

    2015

  • Alcohol

    14%

  • Variety

    Shiraz

  • Cellaring

    5-8 years

  • Goes Well With

    lamb, roast beef, steak

The Range

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.

The Wine

This wine is full of that attractive perfumed delicacy that can only come from the sandy vineyards of this uncompromising site. A Rutherglen red marked by ripe sweet fruit and balanced with spice and savoury notes from French oak. The palate has notes of ripe, cherry-pit and raspberry scented fruit, with a lightness and elegance unique to the vineyard. Delicate fruit and very fine sandy textural tannins provide subtle, if resolute support. There is a prettiness and elegance to this wine, but it has the fruit intensity and structure to make it an incredibly complex powerful wine.

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.

Food Matching

There are fewer finer matches in our everdeepening 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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"A very attractive medium-bodied shiraz that has greatly benefited from the use of French barriques (completion of primary fermentation and maturation). I tasted the wine (with the benefit of vinification details), but didn't notice the price. It all hangs together, and shows exactly the quality that can be coaxed out of Rutherglen shiraz." James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2017

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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