Vinous 89 points - Vivid ruby-red. Fresh raspberry and floral oils on the deeply scented nose. Lush and expansive on the palate, offering intense red and dark berry flavors complemented by black pepper and cola. Closes smooth and broad, with supple tannins building slowly and contributing shape and gentle grip.
Ripe shiny blackberry red. Voluptuous cherry, vanilla and peppery spice aromas and full-bodied flavours packed with smoky vanillin oak, cherry and strawberry fruits, chocolate and mocha all wrapped up in a big, rich, velvety smooth package. A juicy wine with fine tannins, the pepper detected on the nose kicks in again to make a welcome re-appearance on the powerful finish.
|Wine maker notes
|This estate bottled Shiraz started from a single vineyard that’s first plantings date back to 1898 and it has the concentration and power to prove it. Today, the demand for this wine has gone crazy like the Chinese thirst for DRC and George had to finally begin sourcing fruit.
The grapes are literally left to die on the vine and picked much later than the neighbors’ vines. If it wasn’t for The Judge’s deft hand and old, gnarly vines, the grapes would surely succumb to a fateful ending. The soil and roots allow for this to occurs and still maintain a freshness in the wine. The Guilty is a monstrous, intense Shiraz that will fool nobody for Hermitage. That said, it has quickly developed a cult following across the country that even Chave would be jealous of.
|The Shinas family heritage is Greek, with wine making stemming back over 8 generations. The Shinas family migrated to Australia in the early 1950’s. Originally they never sold the wines they made, they would consume a great portion of it and the balance of the wine was gifted to family and friends.
The demand became so high for Shinas Estate wines from family, friends & local restaurants, that in 2002 Shinas Estate Australia was formed.
To this day Shinas Estate has remained a micro boutique winery making wines the traditional way. Our wine-making secrets and method have been passed down through the generations.
Shinas Estate is based on the outskirts of Mildura, Victoria on the majestic Murray river.
The regions Mediterranean climate and ancient soils make the perfect partnership for growing premium grapes and producing fine quality Shinas Estate Wines.