Wine Type Red Wine
Style Full & Rich Reds
Region McLaren Vale
Grower Name Songlines Estate
Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Comes in Original Wooden Case Yes
Jascots tasting note...
" This cracking wine has received a deserved 94 points from Steven Tanzer. Here's what he has to say: 'Deep ruby. A powerfully ripe bouquet displays blackberry, kirsch, candied licorice, lavender powder and graphite, with a suave lashing of vanillin oak. Supple and sweet, with deep, broad dark berry and cherry flavours, velvety tannins and persistent Asian spice and mocha qualities. The vanilla quality echoes on the finish, which offers outstanding thrust and sweetness'. "
Goes great with...
Roast Beef / Steak, Roast Lamb & Barbecue
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Why you should buy this wine...
This is uber-rich, dense and so complex - to buy a Shiraz of such depth from the Barossa, one would have to part with a far greater amount of cash, so the Songlines 2004 really delivers fantastic bang for your buck
About The Grower Songlines Estate
Songlines' are invisible pathways which criss-cross the land all over Australia and also stretch across continents and ages. These ancient tracks, made of song, described the creation of the Earth and act as a map for those who walk upon it. Wherever men have walked, they have left a songline. Songlines was taken as the name for this exceptional wine as the concept perfectly encapsulating the importance of the land, the passionate men who work with it and the knowledge gathered over time in both the Old and New wine worlds.The fruit for Songlines, Bylines and Leylines Shiraz comes from the McLaren Vale, one of the oldest and best established of the wine growing regions of South Australia. Shiraz vines here vary in age from 40 to 110 years old and have in the past provided grapes for some of Australia's finest wines, including Penfolds Grange. However, the uncompromising selection of individual vineyards means this is the first time their grapes have been assembled as a single wine.
McLaren Vale's unique Mediterranean climate cooled by the Southern Ocean, combined with the area's huge diversity of quality viticultural soils, altitudes and aspects nurtures Shiraz grapes with amazing depth of intensity and purity of fruit.The quality of the fruit is also a direct reflection of the pride and experience of several dedicated vignerons. All the vineyards have low yields and are hand pruned and picked. Fruit is carefully selected for picking in stages, with pickers carefully choosing rows, part rows and even vines by vine to ensure optimum harvest time for all fruit. It was the Songlines' team respect for these vignerons and their sites that led them to believe that McLaren Vale Shiraz can rival any in the world.
About The Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz View All Wines With This Grape
This is one of the noblest, and currently, most en vogue red wine grapes whose traditional home is the northern half of France's Rhone Valley. Here, it is used to produce fine, long lived red wines such as Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Cote-Rotie and Hermitage.
Shiraz has also enjoyed great success in the New World, most famously in Australia which has made the variety its own - boasting several famous examples perhaps the most notable of which is the iconic Penfold's Grange. It has flourished elsewhere in the wine-producing world too, including South America, California and South Africa. Some estimates place Shiraz as the world's fifth most-planted red grape variety.
About The Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon View All Wines With This Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon is a black grape variety which produces red wines of high quality in many wine-producing regions world-wide. Its hallmark characteristics are black fruit flavours, particularly blackcurrant, and often a menthol or eucalyptus secondary note. It is a hardy grape able to grow in both hot and cooler climates alike.
Cabernet Sauvignon's traditional home is Bordeaux in South-West France, where it is commonly blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc to produce what is known as a 'Bordeaux Blend'. Such blends are increasingly popular in other parts of the wine-making world such as South Africa, Australia and South America. It is also found as a varietal wine, particularly in New World regions such as Coonawarra in Australia or Napa Valley, California.