Amherst Daisy Creek Shiraz 2015
$1499each
$179DOZEN
WineryAmherst
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Pyrenees
  Victoria
Each $14.99
$179.00
Available by the dozen
Positioned half way between Avoca and Ballarat, the boutique Amherst Winery has only ten acres under vine. The small yields translate into extraordinarily structured, powerfully intense wines, brimming with fine aromatics and lined with silky tannins. Local folklore has it that a shepherd discovered gold at Daisy Hill in 1848, the region flourished and suitably arable parcels were planted to vine in the 1850s. The enduring, full bodied Aussie Claret style, supple and soft after fifteen months maturation, fully approachable as a young wine.
The Daisy Hill district thrived in the 1850s due to its location on the main route to and from gold fields. The Amherst property sits atop old alluvial tailings, diggings can still be seen around the property in quartz rich soil. The highly sought wines pay tribute to the heritage surrounding the vineyard. Amherst distinguishes it's exceptional reds, naming them after regional folklore such as an escaped convict who was the first to cultivate local land, or the ancient Chinese market gardens, which dispensed fresh produce to the gold fields of yesteryear. Daisy Creek is vinified from parcels grown to splendid vineyards in the Pyrenees, fashioned to be a solid wine with substantial weight of fruit and firm tannins.
TASTING NOTES
Deep dark red colour. Enticing and complex aromas of violets and morello cherries with a touch of earthyness, loam and pitch. An entry onto the palate of blackberries and plum, spiced chocolates and prune over a fine structure of pencil/ vanilla oak. Cabernet adds blackcurrant, mint and an elegant tannin structure, Shiraz brings rich plum and spice.
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Amherst Daisy Creek Shiraz 2015
WineryAmherst
Fruit Shiraz
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  Victoria
  Each $14.99
  $179.00
Available by the dozen
    [ Details ]
About the Amherst Winery
Amherst Winery is located in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields and the Pyrenees wine region, approximately 1¾ hour drive from Melbourne
Amherst is a town rich in history. It is accredited with the first official gold find in Victoria in 1851 setting off a gold rush stretching all over central Victoria. Although much of the architecture constructed during the gold rush days was destroyed by bush fires, there are still many examples of some of the original buildings at nearby Talbot, just 4km away. Amherst»