Top 3% of Australian Shirazes
We have been getting some wonderful accolades for our Shiraz in recent times. The esteemed Decanter magazine in London tasted 165 Premium Australian Shiraz wines and Savaterre was given 96 Points and classified as outstanding coming in the top 3%.
I’ve included Decanter's review of our 2014 Shiraz, as this is the opinion of 3 well-credentialed judges with international tasting experience with the worlds best. It also give you an idea of how the 2016 will develop.
Savaterre, Beechworth, Victoria 2014
96 TG 96 RJ 96 AR
Winemaker Keppell Smith launched Savaterre in 1996. The estate is run
organically and voasts a combination of mild summer dys, cool nights,
elevation and ancient granitic soils. the winery has labelled 2014 as a
'powerful vintage and no more so than in the Shiraz. The amplification
of terroir is magnificent. The wine is at once powerful yet refined and
precise, with sophistication and finesse'
TG Beautiful maturity displayed here; full of exotic spices, toasty oak
and liftedm ripe bramble fruits on a satin-textured palate. It's drinking
beautifully, with great freshness, grip and balance.
RJSoft, delicate perfume on the nose, restrained but pure fruit. Silky,
spiced, textured, layered, vibrant and elegaant.
ARDistinctive, seductively spiced perfume with a hint of mint. Richly
concentrated, savoury, dark fruit that's evolving nicely with a spice-
imbued quality that coats the tongue, plus silky tannins and savoury
notes. Almost like a plush Cote-Rotie in character.