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Bird in Hand Shiraz

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This wine has a history of doing big things, the last 3 vintages averaging better than 95 points from James Halliday. This really is a delicious mouthful of Shiraz.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Region:
Country:
Australia
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2022
Closure Type:
Screw cap
£19.99
 

Bird in Hand Winery

Situated in an area of the Adelaide Hills that was littered with goldmines in the 1800s, the Bird in Hand winery was purchased and planted in 1997 by Andrew Nugent, current Executive Director. Andrew has kept the close historical links alive both in the naming of the winery and their wine ranges; Two in the Bush and Nest Egg were the names of mineshafts in the Bird in Hand goldmine. From 23 ha under vine in Woodside and 5 ha in Clare, Chief Winemaker Kym Milne produces classic examples of cool climate Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Tasting Notes

Deep red in colour, underpinned by bright purple hues. Lifted and complex on the nose, the shiraz shows notes of raspberry and blueberry missed with a touch of black pepper, vanilla and cedar. Medium to full bodied and elegant with fleshy dark fruit characters, silky tannins and balanced acidity culminating in a long and rewarding finish.

Food Matches

Fabulous with tomato based dishes