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Sugarloaf Creek Shiraz 2004

James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion, 2007 Edition
Sugarloaf Creek Shiraz 2004: Bright, Clear Purple Red: a silky and smooth and long medium bodied palate with delicious plum raspberry and a touch of blackberry; fine tannis and controlled oak. 14.5% alc.
Rating: 94/100
Silver    2006 Boutique Wine of Australia Wine Awards (Class 13)
Silver    2006 Victorian Wines Show (Class 26)
Bronze  2006 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards (Class 40)
Bronze  2006 Cowra Wine Show (Class 67)
Silver    2005 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards (Class 23)
Bronze  2005 Boutique Wines of Australia Wine Awards (Class 13)
Bronze  2005 Victorian Wines Show (Class 18)
Bronze  2005 Rutherglen  Wine Show (Class 213)
Bronze  2005 Cowra Wine Show (Class 21)
Sugarloaf Creek Shiraz 2003

Another outstanding offering from a year when no rain fell on the vineyard from the end of January through the entire ripening phase.  The fruit handled the harsh conditions superbly and achieved the degree of shrivel and flavours we look for, cropping at just over 2 tonnes per acre.An elegant medium bodied Shiraz with some beautiful varietal fruit and classic spice with great length and persistence on palate.  The 2003 Sugarloaf Creek displays aromas and flavours of dark berries and spice with a highly perfumed nose and deep colour that is a consistent characteristic of the Sugarloaf Creek Shiraz.

Gold      2005       National Wine Show (Class 27)
Gold      2005       Victorian Wines Show  (Class 26)
Gold      2005       Rutherglen Wine Show (Class 233, top of class)
Gold      2005       Boutique Wines of Australia Wine Awards (Class 13)
Bronze   2005      Cowra Wine Show (Class 67)
Bronze   2004      Royal Perth Wine Show (Class 15)
Bronze   2004      Rutherglen Wine Show (Class 30)
Bronze   2004      Victorian Wines Show (Class 18)


Sugarloaf Creek Shiraz 2002 
The growing season for the 2002 vintage was  memorable for weeks of constant wind at Sugarloaf Creek Vineyard. This resulted in low levels of fruit-set and produced a crop of less than 1 tonne an acre. Combined with the very long and slow ripening period experienced, the wine produced is of very high quality.
 As Winewise Magazine noted when awarding the 2002 Sugarloaf Creek with the Trophy in the 2004 Small Vignerons Awards:
“Outstanding – 2002 Sugarloaf Creek Vineyard Shiraz. The entrancingly fragrant nose of blackberry, violets and pepper won the judges over immediately. When it was followed by a fine, long, supple palate full of ripe, pure, beautifully defined varietal fruit, a gold medal was a certainty. This is a superb expression of cool area Australian shiraz.” 
Winewise Magazine, August 2004
Trophy    2004    Winewise Small Vigneron Awards (Class 12 – Most Outstanding Shiraz)
Gold       2004    Winewise Small Vigneron Awards (Class 12)
Gold       2003    Boutique Wines of Australia Wine Awards (entered under Munari Wines)
Gold       2003    Victorian Wines Show (Class 18)
Gold       2003    Cowra Wine Show (Class 27 – Top of Class)
Silver     2003    Rutherglen Wine Show (Class 30)
Bronze   2004    Visy Board Great Australian Shiraz Challenge