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Whistler Wines 'Shiver Down My Spine' Barossa Valley Shiraz 2020

Red Wine from Australia - South Australia
4.000000000 star rating 1 Reviews
Oh-so-drinkable Barossa shiraz that dials up the layers of juicy blackcurrant, plum, blueberry and sweet spice, with mocha-tinged oak and soft tannins completing the package. As a result it was picked as a 2022 Wine Champion by our tasting panel. Grown sustainably and made in a fresher, energetic style.
Price: £20.00 Bottle
Price: £120.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: AU24161

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Syrah/Shiraz
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2027
  • 14% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Screwcap

South Australia

South Australia (SA) is Australia's wine heartland, producing most of the country's wine and boasting some of its oldest vines. The dry, hot climate ripens grapes fully, making bold, dense and concentrated wines.

The Barossa Valley has a rich viticultural history with patches of bush-trained vines, many more than 100 years old. It is first and foremost a red wine region. Shiraz is king but cabernet sauvignon, grenache and mourvèdre play an important part, too.

Close to the Barossa is the Eden Valley, a windswept series of elevated hills producing exceptional shiraz and floral riesling. Just north of the Barossa is the Clare Valley, which represents Australia's pinnacle for riesling, where elevated vineyards temper the intense heat, producing dry whites of immense class and purity. The region's powerful and muscular reds can be outstanding too.

On the coast south of Adelaide is McLaren Vale, which vies with Barossa to be SA's best red-wine region. The climate is warm enough to...

South Australia (SA) is Australia's wine heartland, producing most of the country's wine and boasting some of its oldest vines. The dry, hot climate ripens grapes fully, making bold, dense and concentrated wines.

The Barossa Valley has a rich viticultural history with patches of bush-trained vines, many more than 100 years old. It is first and foremost a red wine region. Shiraz is king but cabernet sauvignon, grenache and mourvèdre play an important part, too.

Close to the Barossa is the Eden Valley, a windswept series of elevated hills producing exceptional shiraz and floral riesling. Just north of the Barossa is the Clare Valley, which represents Australia's pinnacle for riesling, where elevated vineyards temper the intense heat, producing dry whites of immense class and purity. The region's powerful and muscular reds can be outstanding too.

On the coast south of Adelaide is McLaren Vale, which vies with Barossa to be SA's best red-wine region. The climate is warm enough to guarantee lush, chocolatey reds from shiraz, grenache and cabernet, while its strong maritime influence invests elegance in chardonnay, viognier and marsanne. Nearby Langhorne is cooled by the lake and nearby sea, and grows grapes of very good quality at a low cost. These excellent-value wines are marked by a softness and fullness of flavour. The Adelaide Hills area east of the city are cool and provide the perfect ingredients for lemony sauvignon blanc and chardonnay. Coonawarra, further south-east behind the Limestone Coast, is South Australia's leading cabernet region, the unique terra rossa soil and maritime influence producing grapes with intense flavours and fabulous structure.

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JancisRobinson.com

Very dark crimson. Small wild berries and really attractive impression of freshness. Very slightly stemmy, in a good way. Chewy, rich and finishes with fruit sweetness and velvet texture. Some heat and...
Very dark crimson. Small wild berries and really attractive impression of freshness. Very slightly stemmy, in a good way. Chewy, rich and finishes with fruit sweetness and velvet texture. Some heat and lots of fruit sweetness on the finish. 16.5/20
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Julia Harding MW

decanter.com

This shiraz will easily send a shiver down your spine with its explosive energy and joyous vibrancy. Juicy and fresh, with refreshing acidity driving the luscious blackberry, blackcurrant and plum fruit,...
This shiraz will easily send a shiver down your spine with its explosive energy and joyous vibrancy. Juicy and fresh, with refreshing acidity driving the luscious blackberry, blackcurrant and plum fruit, all sprinkled with liquorice and black pepper. One to enjoy slightly chilled. 91/100
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