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2016 St Johns Road Blood & Courage Barossa Shiraz

2016 St Johns Road Blood & Courage Barossa Shiraz

NZIWS Gold
18.5 Points Raymond Chan
2016 St Johns Road Blood & Courage Barossa Shiraz
18.5 Points Raymond Chan

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Star-rated by James Halliday, this is a great deal price on a wine that was already serious value before! That's because it's packed with Barossa fruit depth and ripeness but is also remarkably nuanced, with herbal, spice and savoury characters playing a beautiful role. Balanced for Kiwi and European as much as Aussie palates, for $20 this is everything to everyone and one hell of a deal!

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Elsewhere up to $24.99 Save $5 $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Shiraz

Its Origins

After managing a B&B in the south of France, Martin and Vivien Rawlinson were inspired to establish St John’s Road in 2001, with a vision to produce full flavoured, yet elegant, wines which reflect the essence of the Barossa. Custodianship of St John’s Road now rests with Phil Lehmann, Jonathon Hesketh, Dale Wyman, Alister Mibus and a variety of Barossa wine growing families. Their aim is to uphold Martin and Vivien’s vision of producing wines that are not only true to the Barossa, but also the sub districts and vineyards they are grown in.

What The Critics Say

18.5/20 Raymond Chan

"Very dark, deep, near impenetrable black-red colour, with slight purple hues on the rim. The nose is full with ripe aromas of black plums and berryfruit aromas with notes of liquorice, chocolate, hints of eucalyptus, and spicy, cedary oak, unfolding a hint of toast. This is deep and rounded and well-concentrated. Full-bodied, the palate has deep and concentrated flavours of ripe black plums with liquorice, chocolate, and layers of spice and cedary oak with nuances of eucalypt. The fruit is rich, sweet and harmoniously presented, and supported by fine-grained, supple tannins and integrated acidity. The flavours carry with good drive and energy to a sustained finish. Serve with slow cooked beef and lamb dishes over the next 7-8+ years. Fruit from the ‘Kalleske’ and ‘Schutz’ family vineyards as well as from the estate ‘Hill South Block’ of the ‘Ressurection’ vineyard, Ebenezer, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 10% new 300 L hogsheads. 18.5/20 Jul 2017 RRP $29.99."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Barossa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with DUCK
with GAME

Taste

4

Awards

NZIWS Gold
NZIWS Gold

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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