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2011 Lindeman's Premier Selection Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon, South Eastern Australia

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $20

Price History for 2011 Lindeman's Premier Selection Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon, South Eastern Australia
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Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah is a classic combination of two great red-wine varieties. It has become so popular in Australia (where Syrah is known as Shiraz), that it is nicknamed by some as "The Great Australian Red Blend".

Best known for its commanding role in the wines of Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon provides much of the framework in this blend, but is often said to be lacking in the mid-palate (this is known as "the doughnut effect"). Happily, Australian-grown Shiraz is famously good at providing juicy, jammy fruit flavors that fill out the mid-palate. The two combine to create complex wines full of bright berry and dark fruit flavors.

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Region
  • South-Eastern Australia, rather than being a wine region in the standard sense, is officially classified as a viticultural 'super zone'. It covers the entire south-eastern third of Australia, a vast area whose western boundary measures some 1250 miles (2000 km) and reaches from the Pacific coast in Queensland to the Indian Ocean coast in South Australia. Between these two oceans the Australian continent offers up dry riverbeds, rainforest, mountain ranges, endless scrubland, red deserts and eventually the cooler wine-growing valleys of the south coast. The south-eastern halves of both Queensland and South Australia are covered by the title, as well as ...more

  • Australia is an extremely important wine-producing country, both in terms of quality and the sheer scale of its wine economy. It ranks sixth in the world in wine production and as at March 2010 was the fourth-biggest exporter of wine, with an annual total of 773 million liters, valued at 2.2 billion Australian dollars.

    Australia has long been at the forefront of the 'New World' wine ...more


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