Looking for a stunner of a Shiraz for under $30? Look no further. This beauty crafted Shiraz from the geniuses (genii?) at Giant Steps has received solid praise from the critics. This medium bodied wine gradually unwinds and welcomes you in to enjoy, and you'd be brave to say no.
Awards and Accolades
2015 Vintage: 95 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front "Look what we have here. A Yarra Valley syrah grown on the Sexton and Tarraford vineyards. 40% whole bunches. Open fermented. Matured in 500 litre puncheons. From a fabulous vintage and at the hand of Steve Flamstead, one of Australia’s best winemakers. It has all the right credentials and yet it tastes even better than it sounds. It is just the ticket. Cherry plum, crushed dry leaves, the most blessed slow-crash of tannin, herbage and black pepper, all carried along on a river of silk. Eucalypt and clove characters play side roles. The sleeves of this wine are folded immaculately. It’s neat, tidy, contained. But it’s pure and beautiful; it sits in the glass with its heart wide open."
From the Winery
• Minimal intervention in the vineyard. • 100% hand-picked. • Indigenous yeast and a Rhone isolate. • 40% whole bunch, the remainder whole berry. • Fermented in 4000L open oak vats and stainless steel fermenters. • Delestage by gravity, some light hand plunges and pigeage. • 100% malolactic fermentation in oak. • Bottled by gravity. • 11 months in new and used French puncheons, 20% new, 80% older.
Don't Pay: $35.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Steve Flamsteed, Phil Sexton & Stuart Marshall
Drink now until: 2026
Alc/Vol: 14 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
WARNING under the liquor control reform act 1998 It is an offence - to sell alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $18,000) -
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700)