Savaterre Shiraz 2012


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Beechworth, Australia
94 points




Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Victoria, just outside the picturesque town of Beechworth, lays the Savaterre vineyard.

The site was “discovered“ in 1996 by Keppell Smith, owner, and winemaker, after an expansive search through Australia’s quality wine regions. The mild summer days and cool climate elevation combined with the rolling foothills of the Victorian Alps was the magic “terroir” combination sought by Keppell.


94 points
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100% stalk. 100% shiraz – “there’s no weed in this”. Stinky, smoky, stalky, plush with fruit and oak, lengthy. Complex but not at the expense of immediate deliciousness. Has a sinewy character to the tannin but it wraps like a genome through the wine, twisting both flavour and dry control as it motors through. It’s a remarkable shiraz. Meaty, smoky, and dry but with plenty of dark, berried flesh. As the kids now say: boom.


Serving Temp.
16-18 °C

Tasting Profile

A beautiful clear wine. Vibrant purple – a darker core – with crimson edges. An incredibly complex, lifted, lively and intense nose. Exotic aromas of smoked meats, dried red rose, allspice, clove, dark plum, dark cherry, blackberry, mulberry, mandarin, violets, sandalwood, bay, and funky undergrowth. This aroma really revs me up, it continues to evolve as time goes by. This wine is alive! Complexity, poise, sinewy acid, and fine tannins wrapped around a sleek core of pristine dark fruit. A wine that’s slightly reduced and smelling of undergrowth now that transforms in the glass and continues to seduce. This is Terroir. This is Savaterre.

Savaterre Shiraz 2012

Savaterre Shiraz 2012

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