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"Generously expressed, delicious & lingering" Wine Orbit

Perfumed with purple berry fruits, dark chocolate & integrated spices on the bouquet

Perfect with roast lamb & a rich, creamy potato gratin

Take It To The Grave Shiraz 2020 (Australia)

Member rating / 21
$15.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
Awarded Platinum Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points
Take It To The Grave Shiraz 2020 (Australia)

Take It To The Grave Shiraz 2020 (Australia)

Member rating / 21
Sourced from a selection of mature, dry-grown vineyards in Langhorne Creek managed by Jim Zerella...
$15.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38

Accolades

Awarded Platinum Medal

San Diego Wine and Spirits Challenge, 2021

Awarded Gold Medal

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2021

Awarded Gold Medal: Best Value

China Wine & Spirits Awards, 2021

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Dec 2020

Description

  • French oak
  • Berry fruit
  • Dark chocolate
  • Fine tannins

"Wonderfully ripe and inviting, showing dark and purple fruit intensity with floral, roasted almond, cocoa and floral nuances. It's generously expressed on the palate, delivering plump mouthfeel and silky texture, making it delicious and lingering. At its best: now to 2026" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

In the glass it’s coloured purple with a dense and dark body. A generous and very aromatic Shiraz showing purple berry fruits, dark chocolate and integrated spices. The palate shows ample weight and evenness whilst the fine tannins and integrated acidity drive persistence on the long finish.

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.

2020 had its challenges with a dry start and only a small portion of rain and with much of the country suffering drought conditions. The warm dry spell continued in December with some extreme hot temperature days recorded. It was a late ripening year and yields were down but despite the challenges it will be another excellent vintage across South Australia.

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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Alcohol

14.5%

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NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (8)

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Very good value for money.

Colin - 12/06/2022

Love this wine

Keri-lee - 02/03/2022

A very good drop and value for money

Margaret - 16/04/2022

l
Great Shiraz at an excellent price.

lorraine - 15/04/2022

K
Great smooth taste.

Kathy - 13/04/2022

G
Very pleasant, and great value. Will be ordering again.

Grant - 18/12/2021

C
Not the best Barossa I’ve had but ok

Claudia - 13/12/2021

V
Very drinkable

Valerie - 24/04/2022


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