2013 Somerville Shiraz

$70.00

Tasting Notes

Prestige Shiraz dedicated to James ‘Jas’ Somerville an early Paracombe pioneer and the first to plant vines in the district in 1903. The Drogemuller’s transplanted these historic vines to the family vineyard and are now the custodians of these centurion old vines.

Deep sumptuous purple red colour. Decadent aromas of mulberry, cherry, rich coffee and dark chocolate.

The palate delivers strong depth of fruit intensity and tantalizing white pepper spice and layered flavours tapering into a fine, satisfying finish.

An impeccably balanced wine of great style and complexity to accompany cheeses or rich, flavoursome dishes or chocolate berry inspired desserts.

What the reviewers are saying

Deepish red colour, purple tints. Fresh ‘crushed leaf’ and dried herb aromas, bouquet garni herbs, some floral notes. Lively acidity. Intense, rich and lively in the mouth, with power and drive and length. An impressive palate. Long-term aging. Huon Hooke

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Wine Information

Vintage: 2013
Region: Adelaide Hills
Variety: Shiraz 100%
Vineyard & Site Climate: Single Vineyard harvested exclusively from the Drogemuller vineyard.
Vinification: Late harvest style. Small open tank fermentation with hand plunging. 100% brand new French Oak for a minimum of 36 months
Alc: 15.5%
Production: 337 cases (6 x 750mL)

Award/Accolade History

2013 Vintage; 93 Points Stuart Knox The Real Review, 92 Points Halliday Wine Companion 2021, Bronze 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
2012 Vintage; 9.5/10 Max Crus The Daily Examiner
2010 Vintage; Gold 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition, 93 Points Rob Geddes MW
2009 Vintage; 91 Points Rob Geddes MW
2008 Vintage; 90 Points Huon Hooke, 90 Points Rob Geddes MW
2007 Vintage; 93 Points Halliday Wine Companion
2005 Vintage; 93 Points Halliday Wine Companion
2004 Vintage; 92 Points Halliday Wine Companion
2002 Vintage; 90 Points Halliday Wine Companion
2001 Vintage; 95 Points Robert Parker The Wine Advocate, 91 Points Halliday Wine Companion, 90 Points The Wine Enthusiast
2000 Vintage; Gold 2003 Adelaide Hills Wine Show, 95 Points Robert Parker The Wine Advocate, 90 Points Halliday Wine Companion, 90 Points Stephen Tanzer
1999 Vintage; Trophy for Best Shiraz 2002 Adelaide Hills Wine Show
1997 Vintage; 90 Points Halliday Wine Companion