Philip Shaw Wines
Philip Shaw No 17 2017 Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet
Australia / New South Wales
Andy's Tasting Notes
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.
20% Cabernet Franc
20% Cabernet Sauvignon
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Price per bottle £20.35
There’s nothing ‘trendy’, ‘cutting edge’, ‘edgy’ or ‘pushing the envelope’ cliches at this winery – just a determined, knowledgeable and calculating expertise that produces wines that are elegant, balanced and totally drinkable.
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!!
Now in their 30th year of production (2019) the wines are produced in the 47 hectare Koomooloo Vineyard in the high altitude cool climate region of Orange. Soil structure is mainly limestone and volcanic rock with red loess top soil blown from Central Australia on the wind. All grapes are hand-sorted and rigorously selected.
Food matchSlow roast shoulder of lamb
Awards & Critic Reviews
5* Winery in the Halliday Australian Wine Companion, with 94pts awarded to Philip Shaw No.17 2017.