Sandalford Estate Reserve Shiraz 2005 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA

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Overview

A full-bodied wine of great depth and power. Certainly the ripe dark fruits are there but so are the hallmarks of spice and anise, clove and cinnamon all wafting through. The oak is in full support and the finish is one of sweet fruit flavours and balance.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

92 Points / 4 Stars. Had Bourne enthusiasing "Nice ripe cherry and hints of raspberry and sweet spices. The palate follows with red fruit and spice. Dusty tannins to finish." Hooke added "Mint and licorice." I was alone in finding the wine quite oaky, both in flavour and tannin structure. The wine is ageing quite slowly and clearly has some years in it yet. Nick Bulleid MW Gourmet Traveller WINE Sep-09

Runner-up. "Wow, this is a cracker", with dark chocolate, savoury blueberry and dark plum characters. A powerful shiraz with "a precise, seamless mouth feel".

The Week Ray Jordan 25 Sep-09

With an excellent front and mid-palate, this wine has a fleshy ripeness and softness, soft plum and berry flavours, and good integration. tiol Liquor News Jul-09

94 Points. Impossible not to enjoy this. It’s soft, generous, mouthfilling and delicious – all the big guns of red wine enjoyment. It tastes of sundry summer berries and cedary, coffeed oak, though in truth it all comes across as soft and seamless. Mighty fine wine to drink. Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh Big Red Wine Book 2009/2010 May-09

91 Points. Very good colour and clarity; distinct chocolate and mocha notes ex oak; good mouthfeel. James Halliday Wine Companion 2010 Jun-09

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark cherry red with a hint of magenta.

Aroma

Beautifully ripe and rich brambly berries with blackberry classically coming through. Well integrated vanillin and chocolate-like oak and certainly more restrained in this aspect than the 2004.

Palate

A full-bodied wine of great depth and power. Certainly the ripe dark fruits are there but so are the hallmarks of spice and anise, clove and cinnamon all wafting through. The oak is in full support and the finish is one of sweet fruit flavours and balance. The tannins are velvet-like. This wine is just a baby at release and history tell us it will age in beautiful first quality leather chaise lounge in years to come.

Cellaring Potential

Minimum of 7 years years cellaring and up to 20 years if you can wait that long.

Vintage
2005
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Red 5 Star Winery James Halliday, Austarlian Wine Companion 2011 Edition 

"RED 5 STAR WINERY – Sandalford is an outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.”

Australia’s most pre-eminent wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition.

Sandalford Wines was established in 1840 and is today privately owned by the Prendiville family.

In the early 1970’s Sandalford was one of the pioneers in establishing vineyards in the Margaret River planting 96 hectares in the sub region of Wilyabrup. It is this old, dry grown vineyard that is the source of the Prendiville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and the Estate Reserve range of wines. These wines under the winemaking expertise of Paul Boulden are superb examples of Margaret River at its best, winning praise from notable wine writers and a series of trophies and gold medals at both national and international wine shows.

A new addition to the Sandalford portfolio is the Margaret River Range of wines positioned at the “midprice point” of today’s premium market. It is the fastest growing segment of the wine market and with Sandalford’s world class resources in Margaret River, this range has been developed to tap into this consumer trend. The wines are sourced from a combination of the Sandalford Estate and other premium vineyards in the Margaret River with wine styles reflecting current consumer tastes for vibrant, up front varietal flavours.

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