Winton Road Shiraz Barossa Valley 2018

By on February 4, 2024 in Shiraz with 0 Comments

Winton Road ShirazOut of all the wine regions I’ve visited over the years.  The Barossa Valley in Australia is at the top of the favorites list.  The Winton Road Shiraz from the Barossa Valey wine region is just another in a line long of world-class Australian Reds.

The Winton Road Shiraz is a wine that I sat on for a long time.  It was going to be reviewed for Smashed Grape 2.0 but since the last hacking, it’s now Smashed Grape 3.0.  It finally made the list.

I do like reds, but prefer heavier reads.  As a grape variety, the Shiraz sits about 3rd on the list of what I like to drink.  Don’t get me wrong I’ve had plenty and enjoyed every last drop.

I decided to drink this straight away. You can certainly taste dark chocolate and red fruits throughout.  I had this bottle with a nice eye fillet steak.

About Barossa Valley Wine Region

The Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region northeast of Adelaide, in South Australia. The area encompasses towns such as Tanunda, Angaston, and Nuriootpa, and an array of high-profile wineries offering tours and cellar-door tastings. Shiraz grapes are the local specialty. The stone cottages and Lutheran churches throughout the region are testament to a 19th-century wave of German settlers

Winton Road From The Bottle

The fruit for Winton Road was specially selected from premium Barossa Valley vineyards and vinified using a combination of traditional fermentation styles.  The wine was then matured in a selection of new American Oak barrels for 12 months to build complexity and structure.

The finish displays lifted aromas of ripe red fruits, dark chocolate, and a hint of spice.  The palate is rich and intense with upfront flavors of dark plums, blackcurrant, and blackberry, combining perfectly with subtle oak flavors and smooth tannins.  With structure and length, it drinks beautifully now but will reward cellaring for 6 to 10 years.

The Guff

Details: 14.5 %  Alcohol, Screw Cab

Tasted:  October 22

Best Drinking: Can be drunk straight away.  But if you can try cellaring it for  5 – 10 years.

Score: 16.5/20

Region: Barossa Valley, South Austrlaia.

Buy From: BWS

Comments: It’s on the list of safe, lunch with friends and wine.  It is very similar to the Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc.

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I hope you enjoy, my wine ramblings. As the saying goes 'bottom's up'


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