Allira Shiraz 2014

$14.00

Deep crimson in colour with fresh purple hues this shiraz has aromas of red fruits, ripe plum and vanilla spice with dark cherry, dark chocolate and a hint of liquorice. The palate is full bodied with a sweet spicy note, rich red fruits, velvety soft tannins and great length of flavour.  Family owned and sustainably made using 100% self-generated wind power.

Description

Deep black cherry in colour this wine exhibits a complex nose which gives the promise of many flavours comprising of spicy dark plums, cloves, aniseed and chocolate. These flavours overlay the cedar and leather characters of well integrated oak. The rich, full mouth feel of the wine fulfills the above promise, with generous spicy fruit that is perfectly balanced by firm consistent tannins that also gives the wine great length.

Fermentation takes place over 8-9 days and natural extraction of colour and tannins from the skins is accomplished by hand plunging the fruit at least twice daily during this time. The fermented wine is then pressed off the skins and left to mature in a selection of oak barrels. The maturation process allows the wine to attain its optimum fruit flavours and individual character. The finished wine is then blended and bottled.

You could enjoy this wine as a conversation enhancer by itself or the spicy flavours would easily complement dishes as diverse as pizza or a rich hearty stew. As a decadent treat, try this wine with some fine chocolate after dinner. Showing excellent drinkability now, the 2014 Allira Shiraz will also reward careful cellaring for the medium term.

3 reviews for Allira Shiraz 2014

  1. Ben Canaider – delicious. magazine

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    Bottleshop – Allira Shiraz 2006 “This deftly weighted shiraz is the second label from Elgo Estate in Victoria’s Strathbogie Ranges. With aromas and flavours of black pepper, blackberries and earth, this is more savoury than jammy. Indeed, wine tragics would probably say it was ‘Rhone-like’. It lingers well, and the tannins are friendly. Elgo Estate is also committed to more sustainable winemaking, including a wind turbine that powers the winery.”

  2. Jeff Gordon, City Weekly.

    Earthy and appealing – This wine will sustain your interest.
    “a consistent high-quality, medium-bodied red …with loads of pepper and spices behind sweetish berry fruit”

  3. James Halliday Wine Companion 2012

    Allira Shiraz 2008
    Allira Strathbogie Ranges Shiraz 2008 – 4 ½ stars and a Special Value Star.

    Medium- to full red-purple; a notably complex bouquet with liquorice, leather and dark chocolate, with more of the same on the medium-bodied palate; what a bargain. Screw cap. 14.5% alc. Rating 91. To 2018 $13.

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