Georges Exile Shiraz 2017 South Australia Clare Valley
Georges Exile Shiraz 2017 Rich and concentrated as the bouquet promises, the full flavoured palate is an exercise in controlled generosity with a velvety, intense array of black fruits, chocolate and spice beautifully interwoven with vanillin flavours from the use of high quality French oak. Immaculately balanced, it finishes fine and long with ripe, soft tannins and fresh acidity. A classic Clare Valley Shiraz from a great vintage.
Georges Exile Shiraz 2017
Georges Exile Shiraz 2017 conveys the superb quality of fruit that can only be found on Clare Valley dry grown vineyards. Aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry and hints spice. Flavours are enhanced with careful maturation for 18 months in French oak. Rich and dark, this year’s vintage impacts the palate with its powerful flavours.
Georges Wines began back in 2000 with the purchase of the original Springwood vineyard. 13 vintages and two reserves later Georges Clare Valley Shiraz is recognised by the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion as one of the top rated excellent value wines available in Australia.
Nick George`s aim was to produce a rich bottle of red without the extravagant price tag.
“It always makes me laugh when I get the reaction from people who have just tried it for the first time, they’re amazed and really surprised at how good it is for the price. It’s a proud and satisfying moment for me that my wine creates such pleasurable emotions.”
Georges wine was born from the love of the Clare Valley. Nick`s desire was to own a beautiful piece of it, this led him to purchase a small valley boarded by McDonald Road and Benbournie road in the Armagh Valley.
The vines had been masterfully established by Dick Watson, one of Clare’s old school viticultural icons at a time when big corporations were cancelling grower contracts. The fruit from Springwood was still in high demand but Nick decided to take control and produce his own premium Shiraz initially just to drink himself and share with his family, friends and colleagues. The venture was an outstanding success with demand steadily increasing.
Georges Wines is a proud local employer of the Clare Valley community, and all our contractors and suppliers being either local producers or distributers, meaning each and every glass of Georges is a taste of the Clare Valley itself.
Georges has partnered with another well-known Clare Valley name, O’Leary Walker as contracted winemaker to bring on board their award-winning, wine making experience to complement our premium grape produce. First vintage was in 2004 and has sold out every year. Dry grown, single origin and low production which means you are getting a unique old wine for the price of a new wine.
Australia, Clare Valley, South Australia
$20 – $50