The clement weather and sandy soils of Nagambie Lakes have seen various varieties thrive here, but none have such a rich history as shiraz. The area is home to some wonderful old vines, and the resulting wines are opulent and complex in style. Get to know Central Victorian shiraz with the bottles ahead.
2016 Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Wild Ferment Shiraz
The winemaker says: Youthful red and purple hues. Aromas of blueberry, black pepper, refined oak and dark chocolate. The palate is ripe with soft red fruits, subtle spices and a silky finish.
RRP $35 | 2029 | Fowles Wine
2013 Mitchelton Print Shiraz
The winemaker says: Aromas of smoky charcuterie, bright red fruits and a touch of menthol. Medium-bodied and complex in the mouth, the palate features subtly smoky oak mixed with brandied cherries, tar and a touch of cola.
RRP $80 | 2035 | Mitchelton
2014 Tahbilk 1860s Vine Shiraz
The winemaker says: Threads of blackberry, spice, red berries and truffles. New and older French oak barrels contribute subtle spice and support alongside a backbone of fine-grained tannins.
RRP $340 | 2035 | Tahbilk
*This article was produced in partnership with Fowles Wine, Mitchelton and Tahbilk.