2014 Shiraz, Merriman Reserve

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Description

This is the first Shiraz labelled under our Reserve label. Deep red garnet in colour with a delicate nose of red and black forest fruits.  A beautifully balanced palate of ripe berry fruits and spice and pepper notes.

 

Suggested Food Match

Barbecued red meats including beef, duck and pork. Mushrooms and aged cheeses.  Also great with spicy meals including Asian & Mexican dishes.

Awards

  • Double Gold – China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016
  • Gold Medal – AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2016
  • Gold Medal – Riverina Wine Awards 2016
  • Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirit Challenge London 2016
  • Silver Medal – Australian Cool Climate Wine Show 2016
  • Silver Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
  • Bronze Medal – International Wine Challenge London 2016
  • Bronze Medal – International Cool Climate Wine Show 2016
  • Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards London 2016
  • Bronze Medal – Cairns Show Wine Awards 2016
  • Bronze Medal – Canberra & Region Wine Show 2016
  • Bronze Medal – Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2016
  • Bronze Medal – Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2017
Reviews (8)

8 reviews for 2014 Shiraz, Merriman Reserve

  1. Christine Salins

    2014 Reserve Merriman Shiraz – Christine Salins (June 2017)

    The cool-climate Canberra district is renowned for producing a softer style of Shiraz that goes beautifully with food, and this one is similarly delicious and approachable. We enjoyed it with an Asian salad and were initially worried that it might be overshadowed by the chilli and other strong flavours in the dish, but it stood up to the task and was a revelation for our guests, who were unfamiliar with Canberra wine. A real beauty.

  2. John Lewis

    2014 Reserve Merriman Shiraz – John Lewis (February 2017)

    The 2013 Merriman was a merlot and this is the first shiraz to get the accolade. It has 14 per cent alcohol, is deep garnet and shows earthy aromas. Lifted, ripe blackberry flavour comes through on the front palate, elements of rhubarb, cloves, licorice and savoury oak integrate on the middle palate and chalky tannins home in at the finish. It’s at shawvineyards.com.au, the Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman cellar door and in bottle shops.

    Rated: 5 stars

  3. Huon Hooke

    2014 Reserve Merriman Shiraz – Huon Hooke (January 2017)

    Medium to deep red colour with a purple tinge, and a ripe nose showing lots of biscuity oak. There are dried herb and earthy nuances, too. The wine is lively and medium to full-bodied, intense and lively with energetic acidity and a long, nervy finish.

    90 points

  4. John Fordham

    2014 Reserve Merriman Shiraz – John Fordham (December 2016)

    This dual gold medal winner pays homage to George Merriman who championed the production of world-class wool in the cool climate Murrumbateman area. Grapes for this wine hail from part of his original holding.

    Exquisitely balanced wine delivering waves of spicy flavours.

  5. QWine

    2014 Reserve Merriman Shiraz – QWine (November 2016)

    Some cool climate class with a kick in the booty. A wine you just want to sit down and drink.

    Red fruits and red berries with a classic undertow of peppery spice get things under way. A bit earthy through the mid palate, it arrives with elegance before fattening out with dark berry fruits taking up residence. Oak plays a neat cameo – nice. The silky feels in the mouth with a edge factor about it keep getting my attention. Long hang time to finish, that gentle spice hum gives more than enough incentive to go back for more.

    Long term cellaring potential but it’s good to go now.

    93/100 – Very good

  6. David Ellis

    2014 Reserve Merriman Shiraz – David Ellis (November 2016)

    Each year owner Graeme Shaw takes a particularly close look at the Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon off his historic Estate, and decides just which of these three is the finest – and bottles it under a “Reserve Merriman” label in honour of the pioneering George.

    Graeme’s just released his 2014 choice, which was the Shiraz from that year and which has wonderful balance on the palate between ripe berry fruits and varietal pepper and spiciness… and which is actually the first Shiraz he’s released under the Shaw Vineyard Estate “Reserve Merriman” label.

    At $65 indulge it on its own, or with BBQ’d beef or spicy Asian or Mexican dishes.

  7. Stuart Robinson

    2014 Reserve Merriman Shiraz – Stuart Robinson (October 2016)

    Carries red fruit, spice, delicate oak – in tune with itself.

    Medium bodied, smooth, silken-treaded, elegant. Not the most complex, but composed, I feel drawn to that word: elegant – again. Has a sense of flow, finesse and flavour. Spike of cola derived flavour towards the finish, then a long tail.

    Good wine. 91

  8. Mike Bennie

    2014 Reserve Merriman Shiraz – Mike Bennie (October 2016)

    This is the ‘best of’ of Shaw Vineyard Estate each year. A reserve wine that shape-shifts according to what turned out best from a new release season.

    Spicy oak, raw cedar, red berries, cola, lavender scents. Slides in the palate on glossy texture, soft tannins, sweet fruit and finishes with chalky-earthiness and pepper. It’s elegant, seamless, has great flow and feel. It’s not particularly complex, but it has a fine feel; oak is the fancy feature here, albeit relatively subtle. Smart-ish.

    Rated 92 points.

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