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Full-bodied with balanced fruit & fine tannins

Intensly aromatic showing purple berry fruits, dark chocolate & cooling spices

Brisket, a classic slow cooked BBQ fest, is a perfect accompaniment to this Shiraz

Take It To The Grave Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

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Awarded Trophy Awarded Trophy Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points
Take It To The Grave Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Take It To The Grave Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Member rating / 18
Sourced from a selection of mature, dry-grown vineyards in Langhorne Creek, delivering intensity, length and structure...


Awarded Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020

Awarded Trophy: Avante Garde Label of the Show

New Zealand International Wine Show 2018

Awarded Trophy: Best New Design of a Wine Brand

Brand Drinks International Wine Design Challenge Series

Awarded Gold Medal & 95/100 Points

NWWA 2019

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2019


  • Lightly oaked
  • Sweet blackberry
  • Subtle spice
  • Silky tannins

"Gorgeously ripe and inviting, the bouquet shows sweet blackberry, blueberry compote, toasted nut and subtle spice characters with a lovely accent of violet. The palate delivers excellent weight and intensity together with plump mouthfeel and silky tannins, leading to a lengthy velvety finish. At its best: now to 2026" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2019

Brightly coloured purple rim with dense and dark body. This is full-bodied and very aromatic showing purple berry fruits, dark chocolate and cooling spices. The fruit has weight and evenness whilst the fine tannins and integrated acidity drive persistence to the length.

Sourced from a selection of mature, dry-grown vineyards in Langhorne Creek managed by Jim Zerella (delivering intensity, length and structure) and blended with a parcel of Barossa Valley Shiraz from Light Pass and the eastern slopes that provided opulent fruit depth.

The winter of 2017 was very mild and without any rain at all until the month of June with soils replenished for the pending growing season. The mild conditions continued through Spring and Summer with very little rain but also without significant heat periods. The ripening was even throughout most of the South Australia delivering very high quality with bright fruit flavours and good natural acidity.

The fruit is partially hand-harvested before de-stemming and cool fermentation in small two tonne open fermenters with regular hand plunging. Matured in seasoned French oak (20% new French) for six months before bottling with minimal filtration and sulphur addition.

Take it to the Grave is a joint venture between Nicholas Crampton and South Australian winemaker Corey Ryan created to deliver interesting and rewarding wines whilst challenging a few established rules and preconceptions. The Take it to the Grave Shiraz takes on the mysteries and individual personalities of old-vine vineyards.


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Delicious flavors which were long lasting. Smooth and doesn't need to include food with it!! Love the labeling and presentation too.

Wendy - 24/05/2020

value for money

Bjarne - 15/05/2020

Fantastic buy, very smooth and full of flavour

Gary - 04/05/2020

Lovely drop, good value and nicely balanced Shiraz

Nigel - 16/03/2020

Very nice meaty shiraz

John - 28/05/2020

a very nice Shiraz with interesting flavours

Greg - 20/05/2020

Brilliant buying easy drinking shiraz

Paul - 16/05/2020

I just love this wine for the 1st time drinking it

Mike - 14/12/2019

A bit thin and lacking in depth for the price.

Rein - 17/05/2020


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