The Victorian Shiraz 2018

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by Sam Plunkett

84%
of 323
would buy again
84%
of 323
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage. If you’re interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below…

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

84% of 323

2017

89% of 410

2016

91% of 966

2015

95% of 639

2015

89% of 2,198

2014

94% of 734

2013

90% of 804

2012

89% of 1,010

Sensational full-flavoured Shiraz

    • Sam’s The Victorian Shiraz was sourced from the sensational Gentle Annie Vineyard at Dookie, Victoria. That’s exactly the same vineyard that powers Sam’s super-premium Single Vineyard shiraz that’s worth $40 a bottle!

    • Picked over two weeks at the end of Feb and first week of March in 2018. The range in picking dates brings in a spectrum of flavours - the earlier fruit is more spicy, then, as the grapes gets riper more red fruits show through, and then, the very last ripest parcel adds a touch of dried fruit character to the wine. Together, these layers of flavour build a very high quality Shiraz.

    • Aromatic, with red fruits, spice, and a hint of a smokey note from the oak. Sam has balanced this wine to perfection, it’s fresh and full bodied. Oh and did we mention that Angels are getting this for an absolute steal at under $15!

Ageing advice
This wine could be cellared for 5 years and perhaps longer.

Serving advice
Serve at 15-16°C

Local food match
Delicious with char-grilled steak - perhaps with pepper sauce to turn up the dial on the pepper note in this wine!

Map of the Vineyard