2017 De Iuliis Shiraz

2017 De Iuliis Shiraz

Sam Taylor

"Smooth and juicy with lovely concentration on the palate."

Sam Taylor

Andrew Graham - ozwinereview.com

"Lovely fleshy Hunter red. Really fruit sweet and balanced."

Andrew Graham - ozwinereview.com

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Sam Taylor

"Smooth and juicy with lovely concentration on the palate."

Sam Taylor

Andrew Graham - ozwinereview.com

"Lovely fleshy Hunter red. Really fruit sweet and balanced."

Andrew Graham - ozwinereview.com

RRP: $25.00 per bottle
20% OFF
$21.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $5.50 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*
Sabine Duval

"Great medium style Shiraz. A good introduction to Hunter Valley."

Sabine Duval


Sarah Linhart

"Dark fruits, hay notes on the nose. Nice richness and concentration on the palate, savoury edge."

Sarah Linhart

The standard De Iuliis Shiraz but nothing standard about this wine. 
It's bright fruited and generous Hunter Valley Shiraz from a great vintage. Powerful, but not in a South Australian powerful mode, and with chunky purple fruit aplenty.

What clinches the deal is the price. A classic Hunter red at a seriously great price.

Expert Reviews

93 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionVery good colour, bright and clear crimson-purple; the stellar vintage shines through - this may only be an entry point wine, but it encapsulates the region, vintage and variety in its medium-bodied frame. Apart from the plum and blackberry fruit, gently savoury tannins fill the gaps.
92 Points - Steve Leszczynski - QWineI had a number of Shiraz samples lined up on the bench. Some were double the price of this wine. Some were a little more fancy you could say. But this is what I kept coming back to. It's a wine you just want to drink. No frills. No bells and whistles. Just solid, damn good drinking Shiraz. Zero in on it I say. This is Mike de Iuliis' entry level Shiraz and it shapes up and delivers a treat. Beautiful medium-bodied fruit and expected Hunter Valley earth, this sways and maneuvers every crevice of the mouth with ease. Lucious black fruit and tempered spice curl around the mouth with tempered rhythm. Dried red flowers continue to pour from the glass urging another sip, and it would be rude not to considering the absolute ease in which this wine releases its personality. A great drink and super drinking for the money. Get in the queue and quick!
92 Points - James SucklingAn attractively ripe style on the nose with red-plum and raspberry aromas, delivered in a smooth, supple and elegantly cut style. The freshness and lithe, juicy appeal here are impressive.

Tech stuff

14.5
Hunter Valley
2017
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2022
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Deep red, with a vibrant purple hue. A savoury, earthy, spicy nose with a hint of cherry, plum, and blackcurrants. The palate has a soft mouth feel of fine grained tannins, ripe plums and blackberries. A medium to full bodied Hunter Shiraz.

How was it made?

One of the great wines of Australia, Hunter Shiraz is powerful as it is subtle, with pure fruit flavours balanced by spice and earthy characters. Round, soft tannins mean it can be enjoyed young, but balance and great length of flavour ensure this will reach its best in 5-10 years. Enjoy this fine example of a true Hunter Shiraz.

Who made it?

The De Iuliis vineyard is located on Lovedale Road in the Lower Hunter Valley. It is framed by the magnificent Brokenback mountain range. The property was purchased in 1987 and after several years of soil preparation the first vines were planted in 1990. The De Iluliis family vision is to produce wines of excellent quality that proudly bear their name. They make classic Hunter Valley Semillon, Shiraz and Chardonnay styles, as well as Merlot and Verdelho. A total of 15 hectares of vineyard produces a low yielding annual crush of 100 tonnes, resulting in concentrated fruit. Winemaker Michael De Iuliis aims to maintain a family tradition of outstanding quality.

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