This cool climate wine presents as a stunning combination of bright magenta colours, flavours of blackberry conserve and aromas of white pepper and five spice. All delicately cradled in a seamless way, with hints of French oak and great tannin structure. A classic Clare Valley Shiraz that is truly expressive of the regions terroir and heritage. - Josef Orbach, Side Gate Winemaker
750ml | 14% Alc/Vol | 8.3 Standard Drinks
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Side Gate 2011 Shiraz South Australia
While claiming only a Victorian appellation, the label also suggests a cool climate. Be that as it may, it is inevitably light-bodied, with some vestiges of sweet fruit, cooking spices and hints of French oak. Fairly priced.