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Grampians Shiraz

The Story Wines - Grampians Shiraz 2015

Australia
Red Wine from Victoria · Australia
Price: £26.50
Case Rate: £26.50
Ex Tax: £16.67
Country:
Wine Region: Victoria
Wine Area: Grampians
Winery: The Story Wines
Wine Maker: Rory Lane
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Grape Percentage: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2022
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Rating 93 pts  James Suckling
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Country:
Wine Region: Victoria
Wine Area: Grampians
Winery: The Story Wines
Wine Maker: Rory Lane
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Grape Percentage: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2022

Wine tasting notes

This year’s wine has soft, fine tannins, carbonic maceration strawberries and cream notes, and generous red fruits mixed with subtle, herbal stalk influences. another good vintage, more lifted and soft and approachable early. Unfined, unfiltered, as per usual.

Expert reviews

James Suckling (2014) - 93 pts

A cleverly rendered, cool-climate expression with pepper and poached cherry fruits. Some blackberry and chocolate too. The palate's bright, even and easy with a tangy, blackberry and red cherry core. Tannins are nicely paced, and the acidity sits in balance. Drink now to 2020.


James Halliday (2015) - 94 pts

From the Hyde Park and Westgate Vineyards, 40-50% whole bunches, little new oak. The savoury notes that underpin the palate are detectable on the bouquet, but aren't dominant, with spicy dark fruits also on parade. The medium-bodied palate shows the impact of the high percentage of whole bunches, but leaves room for the black fruits to express themselves. It's an open question which will prevail. Drink By: 2030


Wine Front (2014) - 95 pts

(Made from vines now 18+ years old. The wine comes with a bonus short story printed on the label, the result/winner of the Overland Story Wine Prize. The winning story was penned by this-won’t-be-the-last-time-you-hear-this-name Leah Swann. A disclaimer: I was on the panel of judges.) The wine itself is outstanding. So beautifully fruited, balanced and structured. It’s alive with woody herbs, floral notes, olives, nuts and dark cherry-plum. There’s an edge of smokiness, almost a meatiness, along with traces of cracked black peppers. Feeling the curl of tannin here as it breaks through your mouth is like watching a wave form; it has that same kind or irresistible momentum, and that same kind of beauty. If this was double its price I’d still be tempted.


Miscellaneous (2014) - 5 stars

Nicks.com.au 93pts - "Matured in older French barriques and puncheons for 12 months with 40% whole bunch fermentation and wild ferments employed. Totally opaque black dark red colour with a bright very dark red hue. Scented aromas of liquorice, dark plums and spearmint are followed by vanillin cedar with light spicy pepper end notes. Medium bodied with good richness and an elegant refined mouthfeel the palate has flavours of liquorice, blackberries and a touch of spearmint with a background of vanillin cedar and spicy pepper. Very fine grained well integrated tannins along with lively acidity give the wine a bright finish and provide the structure. Aftertaste of dark cherries, liquorice, subtle spearmint and spicy vanillin cedar and pepper."


Andrew Graham (2014) - 94 pts

Wild fermented with 60% whole bunches, this is immediately a different wine from previous Story Wines Westgate Shiraz. Rather than the usual plum, there is more white pepper, the aromatics juiced like never before. Blind you’d be forgiven calling this ’15 Yarra rather than ’14 Grampians. Every bit the Syrah mode. Still, underneath it’s driving and tannic, the fruit peaking out to show it’s there, the wine packing an uncommon ‘I’ll live forever’ length. That balance is the clincher – the acidity natural, the mid-weight form unhurried too. I left the bottle in the fridge and 5 days later it was still tight and taut. Top tier Aussie ‘Syrah’ no matter how you look at it. Best drinking: 2020-2030. 18.5/20, 94/100+. Would I buy it? I’d drink a bottle and wouldn’t mind some in the cellar at all.