Philip Shaw Wines, Australia
Philip Shaw Wines are a byword for elegance and balance, and totally de-bunk the myth that all Australian wines are just big, just fruit, and just loud!!
Located in the high altitude cool climate region of Orange, New South Wales, there’s nothing ‘trendy’, ‘cutting edge’, ‘edgy’ or ‘pushing the envelope’ clichés at this winery – just a determined, knowledgeable and calculating expertise that produces wines that are elegant, balanced and totally drinkable.
Now in their 30th year of production (2019) the wines are produced in the 47 hectare Koomooloo Vineyard. Philip planted the 47 hectares of vines in 1988-1989, with their first commercial vintage produced in 2004. In 2015 Philip handed over ownership and management to his sons Damian and Daniel.
“Between the three of us we’ve had a lot of good luck, but more importantly we have been persistent, hardworking and sometimes a little bit stubborn. Faith in our instincts combined with calculated risk have led to some beautiful moments of inspiration.” Philip, Damian, Daniel Shaw.
Philip Shaw The Wire Walker Pinot Noir 2018 £14.55
This is a caressing and hugely appealing Pinot Noir with subtle and bright raspberry and strawberry fruit, refined subtle tannins and exquisite layers of savoury complexity. It’s a wine of gentle and pure style yet with a personality that keeps you coming back for another sip. A whisperer rather than a shouter!! view
Philip Shaw No 17 2017 Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet £20.35
A terrific contrast between elegant, ripe fruits and detailed complex flavours of violets, dried herbs, clove, dark chocolate, cedar and mineral. Super fine tannins add elegant structure and subtle use of high quality oak imparts a gently spicy overtone. Will age superbly, but already drinking well if decanted 2 hours before serving. 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon view