Bird in Hand
Bird in Hand Shiraz 2018
Australia / South Australia
Andy's Tasting Notes
Yummy! Rich and rewarding but not a bruiser! Lush plum and hedgerow berry fruits with plenty of secondary complexity – spice, mocha, violet, black pepper and cedar. Soft tannins make this a really appealing and ultimately a joyous drinking experience. Will age beautifully till 2026.
Production notes: From the Mount Lofty Ranges; the highest peak in the Adelaide Hills. A variety of fruit pressing techniques were used before a mixture of inoculated and wild fermentation took place. The fruit spent 7-12 days on skins before being transferred to seasoned French oak barriques. All vineyard parcels were kept separate until blending, following 18 months in French oak (40% new).
Price per bottle £17.95
Situated in an area of the Adelaide Hills that was littered with goldmines in the 1800s, the Bird in Hand winery was purchased and planted in 1997 by Andrew Nugent, current Executive Director. Andrew has kept the close historical links alive both in the naming of the winery and their wine ranges. Chief Winemaker, Kym Milne MW, joined Bird in Hand in 2003 after many years’ spent gaining international experience. In 2014 he was named Australian Winemaker of the Year by Winestate Magazine.
The site was once a dairy farm, many of the original structures remain and have been transformed to house different areas of the winery. The old cheese and yoghurt factory now houses the offices and the two big silos which were once used as grain storage for the cattle are now a feature for the 5* Halliday award-winning winery.
A multi-award winning estate.
Food matchMeat and potato pie / feta and spinach pie