Philip Shaw 'No 89' Shiraz 750ml
The fruit used for Philip Shaw No.89 Shiraz is from the 20 year old vines that exhibit powerful spices and peppery flavours- a representation of a classic cool area Shiraz. The oak adds complexity, but the intense fruit restrains and helps harmonise. The flavours are vibrant and follow the aroma of spicy fruit characters; dark cherry, ripe plum and a hint of clove and nutmeg. There is 1% Viognier co- fermented in this wine and it contributes to a very subtle softening of the cool climate spice. Soft fine tannins combine with great length of flavour to give a wine of youth that will repay with cellaring- a very complete and elegant wine.
Vineyard | Koomooloo Vineyard, Orange NSW
Varieties | 99% Shiraz, 1% Viognier
Bouquet | The No.89 is bright and detailed. It is has alluring fruit with undertones of spice and earth.
Palate | On the palate the wine is opulent with savoury tannins, spice, length and finesse.
Alcohol | 13.5%
About Philip Shaw: Discover our unique, unconventional and distinct array of wines from our Koomooloo vineyard in Orange, Australia. Our secret to making the most of this is our respect for this patch of earth, it’s changing climate and the way we respond to the elements. We pair our understanding of Koomooloo with decades of experience, hard work, conviction and we keep an open mind to creative thinking. We’ve won plenty of awards but that’s not what drives us to make great wine. We are always trying to achieve a balance in our wines, whether they are white or red. Each vintage is a challenge like no other.