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16 St Leonards Vineyard Shiraz

16 St Leonards Vineyard Shiraz

$32.00 per bottle
$27.20 per bottle for Bronze Level Wine Club Members
$192.00 Case of 6
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Deep in colour with aromas of crushed berries and dried herbs. Richly flavoured with sweet plum and dark fruit characters and a touch of spice to finish.

 

92 POINTS - 2019 HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

 

This wine is vegan-friendly.

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Deep in colour with aromas of crushed berries and dried herbs. Richly flavoured with sweet plum and dark fruit characters and a touch of spice to finish.

 

92 POINTS - 2019 HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

 

This wine is vegan-friendly.

Free Standard Delivery - Orders over $150 View Delivery Info

  • Vintage

    2016

  • Alcohol

    13.9%

  • Variety

    Shiraz

  • Cellaring

    5-8 years

  • Goes Well With

    lamb, roast beef

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

A classic local Shiraz. Deep in colour with aromas of crushed red berries and dried herbs. Richly flavoured with sweet plum and dark fruit characters with a hint of spice in a smooth and balanced style.

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, destemmed and crushed then fermented in our old open vats, during which it was hand plunged several times per day for 10 days. After fermentations the wine was pressed out in the old (1870’s) basket press. Maturation was in a combination of French and American barriques and puncheons for 18 months prior to bottling. 

Food Matching

Back in the Old World there is an assumption that the local wines and local foods go together. There is much merit in this and we recommend a roast rack of Rutherglen lamb with all the trimmings.

Cellaring Potential

With its full flavours and well structured tannins it will repay careful cellaring for 5 to 8 years.

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"Vibrant dark crimson; briary fruit with spiced plums, quite tangy and noticeable lemony acidity streaking across the tight palate. While aged in a mix of seasoned French and American oak for 18 months, it makes its presence felt both in flavour, a cedary and coconut character. A pleasingly balanced wine." 
Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2018

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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