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The Lucky Country Shiraz 2009

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia
  • ST 89
  • WS 88
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Winemaker Notes

The Lucky Country Shiraz comes from McLaren Vale, which is a coastal area featuring vines that are over 100 years old and are known for mocha and warm-earth characteristics.

This wine springs from the glass with mint, herb, dark chocolate, fresh plums, anised and roasted meats. The palate starts out on the attack with a sway of dark fruits that are very rich but also rounded. This wine shows lovely mouth feel, density and control, it... View More

Critical Acclaim

ST 89
International Wine Cellar

Opaque purple. Sexy aromas of cassis, blackberry, cola, licorice and mocha. Sweet and broad in the mouth, with very good intensity and definition to the dark fruit preserve, cocoa and floral flavors. Open-knit, highly aromatic shiraz, with good finishing cling and sweet persistence.

WS 88
Wine Spectator

Ripe and polished, a supple style that emphasizes dark fruit, including black cherry and prune, against spicy overtones of licorice and pepper. Finishes gracefully.

The Lucky Country

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The Lucky Country is synonymous with Australia, the phrase having first been coined in the book of the same name in 1964 by Donald Horne. The phrase was initially used as an irony mocking the fortune of the post-colonial Australians of the 1960s.

Since then it has become a descriptive label for Australia and its wealth of natural resources, beautiful weather, stunning landscapes and relaxed lifestyle. It is the same slice of fortune that allows the... View More