Charles Melton `The Father in Law` Shiraz 2011 (12 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Sourced from the family vineyards in the Barossa Valley, the Father-in-Law Shiraz has a linear structure that is poised, rounded and spicy with a long elegant finish.

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


Good medium to deep colour with bright hues.


The nose displays a hint of capsicum spice as befits the coolness and dampness of a year like 2011.


The wine displays a meat stock complexity with the sweetness starting to show with time in the glass. The palate is the star here. It has a lovely sweet richness, is fully flavoured and plush but certainly not big. Poised, rounded and spicy with a long finish.

SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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Graeme 'Charlie' Melton was one of the wave of mid-80s Barossa winemakers who found themselves inspired by the wines of the Rhone Valley, particularly the red varietals of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Setting up his own winery in 1984, he drew on the lessons he had learnt from a decade of working for Peter Lehman and a trip to France and began to prune his vines vigourously, leaving them unirrigated, to increase fruit intensity at the expense of yield. It worked, stupendously well. Making a Sparkling Shiraz in his first vintage, he stepped out with his own interpretation of the wines from the Chateauneuf du Pape region in the Southern Rhone, and called it 'Nine Popes'. To this day, it is arguably the definitive Australian Grenache blend.Along with the Nine Popes, and the Sparkling Shiraz, Charlie Melton has found enormous popularity with one of Australia's best roses, the Rose of Virginia, named for his wife, old vine Shiraz and Grenache, and one of the Barossa's better Cabernet Sauvignons.His 5-red-star-red-name rating from James Halliday places him in the top 130 or so producers in the country, and deservedly so.

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