St. Andrews

St. Andrews

Shiraz 2012

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Region: Clare Valley
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Enormously flavoursome with rich fruit characters of black cherry, plum and ripe berries. American oak adds nuances of vanilla, cigar box, coffee and toast.

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Wine Colour
At release, the wine has a deep crimson colour with a purple hue to the edge.

Wine Bouquet
The wine has complex and enticing bouquet of dark berry fruit along with juicy black plum, spice, cedar and hints of chocolate and roasted coffee.

Wine Palate
On the palate, the wine is rich and complex with layers of dark berry fruits layered with lashings of coffee, chocolate and spice from high quality oak. The palate builds further with well-balanced, elegant tannins delivering a very generous and complete wine with textural complexity and long, persistent flavours.

Cellaring Notes
This wine is evolving well at release yet should cellar well to 2028 or possibly longer.
Acidity: 6.24 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.3%
PH: 3.65
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 0.29 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2015 Trophy - Best Shiraz
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging 2015 Double Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014 Double Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition 2014 Double Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 Great Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Monde Selections International Wine Contest 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 VinAgora International Wine Competition 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Winemakers Challenge International wine competition 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 World Wine Championships BTI (Tasting Nov) 2014 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition 2014 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Selections Mondial Des Vins CANADA 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Intervin Wine Awards 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2014 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Clare Valley Regional Wine Show 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 awc Vienna International Wine Challenge 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Global Syrah Masters 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2014 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Riverside International Wine Competition 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Melbourne International Wine Competition 2014 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Indy International Wine Competition 2014 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Vinalies Internationales Paris 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2012 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2015 Critics Gold

Reviews for 0


  • St. Andrews Shiraz 201293 points

    Bob Johnson & Glenn Frederiksen, Winelines Online, December 2014


    Nearly opaque deep purple in color, this wine showcases warm brown spices, vanilla and black pepper, framing a solid core of black and blue berry fruit. Surprisingly elegant on the palate, showing a velvety texture. Refined, yet powerful.

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  • St. Andrews Shiraz 201292 points

    Mike Bennie, WBM National, December 2014


    Surprising for its more medium-to-fuller-bodied feel, rather than full throttle, it's a well-balanced wine of plush, plummy fruit matched ably with splintery oak character and a lemony, salty finish. Complex and serious. Built for cooler days.

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  • St. Andrews Shiraz 201292/100

    Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, June 2015


    Dense and tightly packed, but fleshy enough to let the black cherry, licorice and floral flavors shine through, lingering against a polished finish. Has presence and complexity. Drink now through 2022.

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  • St. Andrews Shiraz 20125 stars

    Ronn Wiegand, Restaurant Wine, June 2015


    Very Fine Quality. A supple, finely flavored Shiraz that combines richness, positive character and complexity. It is well balanced, lightly oaked, very long on the palate and very persistent in the finish, tasting of cherry, blueberry, plum, toast and oak.

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  • Clare Valley and surrounding regions
    St. Andrews Shiraz 20125 stars

    Winestate, August 2015

    Clare Valley and surrounding regions
    A wine of elegance and style with complex layers of chocolate, fruit, earthy elements and minty/eucalypt notes on both the nose and the palate. ""Very hedonistic,"" commented one judge.

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  • St. Andrews Shiraz 201293/100

    Marc Hinton, Enobytes, October 2015


    I found this 2012 Aussie Cabernet Sauvignon waiting patiently, as I was looking through my ôwines I should drink tonight"" closet. I thought if any wine here is going to give me the full monty exposing every layer, nuance and lip smacking drop of deliciousness this will be it. The guy who sent me this has a little insight into what pleases my particularly finicky palate, and he hit the nail on the head with this sample. Produced only in the best vintages and 2012 was certainly one of those in the Clare Valley region of Australia this single vineyard designate was a perfect partner for the wild game I was serving for the evening. The Taylor family has been farming 440 acres of wine grapes in Clare Valley since 1969 and consistently winning awards since 1973. An interesting fact the Clare Valley Region contributes around 2% of the Australian national grape crush but wins over 7% of all medals awarded for Australian wine. The wine showcases the classic Clare Valley ôterra rossaö terroir the valley is known for while sending a barrage of flower, fruit and herb scents to the olfactory senses. The red and black fruit parades past the palate and picks up notes of tobacco and savory herbs on the finish. We matched this Cabernet Sauvignon with a braised Water Buffalo dish that brought out the unctuous, beefy, game flavors in the meat.

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  • St. Andrews Shiraz 2012

    Vines Magazine (InterVin), November 2015


    This Shiraz from our WInery of the Year runner up won judges over with its youthful but large presence. Coffee, baking spices, black currant, and hints of pepper on the nose with a palate of savoury, smoked notes, ripe fruit and a touch of chocolate mint on the finish inspired winemaker Sue-Ann Staff to write approvingly ""Big Ass Wine""

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  • 2015 Yearbook
    St. Andrews Shiraz 201294/100

    Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, January 2016

    2015 Yearbook
    Move along critter labels - this is Australia. Deep, long black cherry, cassis and blackberry and loaded with spice and vanilla oak. Dense, complex and layered; deep and lovely.

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  • Australia Rediscovers its Mojo
    St. Andrews Shiraz 201291/100

    Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2016

    Australia Rediscovers its Mojo
    (fermented and aged in new and used American oak barrels): Inky ruby. Oak-spiced aromas of candied blackberry and boysenberry, with suave sandalwood and spicecake accents and hints of vanilla and licorice. Fleshy black and blue fruit flavors show very good concentration as well as vivacity. Finishes broad, gently sweet and persistent, with lush, pliant tannins that fold into the ripe dark fruit.

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  • Buying Guide
    St. Andrews Shiraz 201295/100

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast, April 2016

    Buying Guide
    This is wonderfully complex and aromatic, with scents ranging from baking spices and savory beef to mixed berries. That swirl of seeming contradictions continues on the palate, backed by luxurious, supple tannins that linger softly on the finish. Drink nowû2025.Seaview Imports.

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