2014 Shiraz

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$46.00

Somerled Shiraz 2014:

There’s no doubting that this belongs to the Somerled family of dry reds.  But it makes a most interesting comparison with the 2013.  Both from a grape-sourcing and winemaking point of view the wines are very similar.  The 2014 was in barrel for just over two and a half years and has similarly complex flavours and aromas.  There’s some nicely integrated French oak notes showing through – about 18% of the barrels were new. 

It’s a little bigger than the 2013, and is still softening and rounding out, but the wine has warmth and great length already.  It has many years ahead of it, reaching a peak in maybe 3 or 4 years.

This is the first Somerled Shiraz with a screwcap rather than a cork, and I have great confidence that the maturing process will be very similar.  My own experience with screwcaps on reds goes back to 2002, and the results have been great – the wines have developed beautifully under screwcap!

Rob Moody, March 2018

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Somerled Shiraz 2014: There’s no doubting that this belongs to the Somerled family of dry reds.  But it makes a most interesting comparison with the 2013.  Both from a grape-sourcing and winemaking point of view the wines are very similar.  The 2014 was in barrel for just over two and a half years and has similarly complex flavours and aromas.  There’s some nicely integrated French oak notes showing through – about 18% of the barrels were new.  It’s a little bigger than the 2013, and is still softening and rounding out, but the wine has warmth and great length already.  It has many years ahead of it, reaching a peak in maybe 3 or 4 years. This is the first Somerled Shiraz with a screwcap rather than a cork, and I have great confidence that the maturing process will be very similar.  My own experience with screwcaps on reds goes back to 2002, and the results have been great – the wines have developed beautifully under screwcap! Rob Moody, March 2018

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1 review for 2014 Shiraz

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Glynn

    This wine is a fitting recipient of my first ever wine review. In true Somerled style the 2014 Shiraz is an elegant wine with well-balanced tannins and acidity. The bouquet has gentle notes of redcurrants and blackberry which accentuate the mouth-watering peppery flavours on the palate. The wine finishes with great length and savoury tones. If you have the opportunity drop by the cellar door, try this wine, and buy a bottle or two (but leave some for me).

  2. Maree Armstrong

    Love it! Thanks Glynn

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