"The 2005 Shiraz was aged for 18 months in French and American oak hogsheads with 50% new French oak staves. Purple/black in color, the wine exhibits a big, brooding bouquet of pain grille, pepper, Asian spices, blueberry, blackberry, and licorice. This leads to a full-bodied (15.2% alcohol), super-rich, plush wine with layers of spicy black fruit flavors, excellent balance, and a long, pure finish. For a wine of this size, it is remarkably light on its feet. Give it 2-3 years to more fully evolve and drink it through 2020. This is quite a debut for Flinders Run!
The Fliinders Run winery is located 100 km north of Clare and their Shiraz is the first wine from the young zone of Southern Flinders Ranges to be exported. The owner, Emanuel Skorpos, does most of the vineyard work and Brian Light is the winemaker. The winery produces 2000 cases of which 500 came to the USA.