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Brash Higgins Shz Site Specific 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Deep garnet-purple, the SHZ Site Specific opens with tar, earth and black licorice with hints of Szechuan pepper, cassis and baked...
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Kay Brothers Shiraz Amery Vineyards Block 6 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - Medium to deep garnet/purple, the 2012 Shiraz Block 6 has complex, slowly evolving aromas of mulberries, warm plums, blackberry coulis...
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Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M. 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Glass-staining ruby. Smoke-tinged aromas of ripe black and blue fruits and vanilla are lifted by suggestions of black pepper and pungent...
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Shirvington Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Deep garnet with hints of purple, the 2012 Shiraz has aromas of preserved plums, mulberries and baked black cherries with spice cake,...
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Two Hands Shiraz Lily's Garden 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - A beautiful expression of pure blackberry fruit on a gleaming frame, shaded with hints of mint, rose petal and wet stone aromatics,...

2012 Australia Fleurieu

Whilst most of Australia consists of arid deserts and dense bushland, the oceanic coasts to the south of the country have a terrain and climate ideal for vine cultivation and wine production. It took several decades of failed attempts at the end of the 18th century in order to produce vines of a decent enough quality for making wine, but since those first false starts, the Australian wine industry has continued to grow and grow. Today, wine production makes up for a considerable part of the Australian economy, with exports in recent years reaching unprecedented levels and even overtaking France for the first time ever. Whilst the greatest successes in regards to quality have been the result of the Syrah grape varietal (known locally as Shiraz), Australia utilizes several Old World grapes, and has had fantastic results from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay and more. As the Australian passion for locally produced wine continues to develop, wineries have begun experimenting with a wider range of grape varietals, meaning that nowadays it isn't uncommon to find high quality Australian wines made from Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Viognier, amongst many others.

The Fleurieu peninsula is a stunning region of south Australia, located close to Adelaide and constantly drawing attention to itself over recent years due to its international status as an 'up and coming' wine region. Indeed, there has been much excitement over the wines produced in Fleurieu during the past decade, as this relatively small and unusual peninsula has consistently been producing many of the most flavorful and accessible red wines ever to come out of Australia. Thanks to its Mediterranean style climate, the vines in Fleurieu are able to produce fully ripened fruit each year, and the climatic conditions allow vintners plenty of flexibility when it comes to their wine making methods. Whilst the region is still primarily producing Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon wines, there has been much successful innovation and experimentation with a wide range of grape varietals over recent years, and we can expect to see and hear much more from Fleurieu in the near future.