Izway Bruce Shiraz 2009

Barossa Valley
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£18.95 per bottle
182 in stock

Izway wines was conceived on a handshake between two Aussie wine makers in a château in Beaujolais. Brian Conway and Craig Isbel met during vintage at Château de Bluizard in 2002 and after many nights drinking pastis they decided to start their own winery in the Barossa Valley. Their wine making is minimalistic to put it mildly and based on old world, hands on techniques.

‘Bruce’ Shiraz was the first wine ever made by Izway in 2003 with only 1 barrel produced. The 2009 Bruce is dark and moody and perfectly represents the harvest conditions. Herbal and leafy notes combine with rosemary roasted lamb and whole bunch fermentation. The brackish palate is complex and intriguing; salted dark chocolate and liquorice emerges as the wine opens up.

A dark and powerful wine that is pure Barossa. Only 575 cases produced.

Taste & Aroma

Score:90

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 Bruce Shiraz offers intense blueberry and black cherry compote notes with underlying cassis, peppered salami and licorice aromas. Very full bodied, concentrated and rich, it has a good backbone of crisp acid and a medium level of rounded tannins, finishing long.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Producer

Izway

Region

Situated in South Australia, 60 kilometres northwest of Adelaide, lies the Barossa Valley which has been producing wine since 1842 and these days is recognised as Australia’s quintessential wine region. The hot climate mixed with the ironstone and sandstone soil in the valley, makes excellent growing conditions for grapes and in particular, Shiraz (or Syrah) which classically is full bodied with earthy and spicy notes. Over the last 15 years there has also been an increased interest in the other red Rhone varietals Grenache and Mourvedre. The non-irrigated old vineyards on the cooler west side of the valley are the most treasured and provide fruit for Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds Grange among many other top-quality bottlings.

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Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.
Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Espeically good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.

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