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Soldiers Block Shiraz, Victoria

Australia

Soldiers Block Shiraz, Victoria - Red

£8.25 per bottle

Half case: £47.03
Full case: £89.10

In stock

Production

Our Shiraz is sourced from ancient Victorian soils in order to achieve a wine with greater finesse, purity and structure as well as typical eucalypt flavours and saline finish associated with the area. Picked at night and crushed within an hour of picking before being sent to the fermentation tanks. The Shiraz grapes were fermented in temperature-controlled tanks maintained at 22 - 25ºC to avoid extracting any harsh tannins, with the fermentations pumped over to extract good colour. 20% of the final blend is barrel aged. The winemaker also added 5% Malbec at the end of the whole process - a sneaky technique that gives a mulberry fruit twist on the finish.

 

Tasting notes

Bright, aromatic and juicy on the nose with just a touch of naughty bacon fat. True to the varietal, the tiny proportion of Malbec in this blend gives a flowery perfume. This vintage is our brightest, most dangerously drinkable Shiraz to date due to its fine, bright fruit and soft silky elegance.

 

Food match

Drink with Moroccan lamb tagine, roast vegetables and hard cheeses.

 

Awards

2017 Vintage

Catavinum 2018 - Silver

2016 Vintage

IWSC 2017 - Bronze

2015 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 - Bronze

Catavinum 2016 - Silver

IWC 2016 - Silver

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2016 - Gold

 

DETAILS

  • ABV - 14%

  • CASE/BOTTLE SIZE - 6 x 75cl

  • REGION/COUNTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

  • GRAPE - SHIRAZ 95%, MALBEC 5%

  • FEATURES - VEGETARIAN, VEGAN

  • CLOSURE - SCREWCAP

  • WINEMAKER - SAMANTHA BAILEY

  • ALLERGEN INFO - CONTAINS SULPHITES AND NO OTHER ALLERGENS

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