2015 The Opportunist Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia SKU #1333989

$9.99

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K&L Notes

A stunning value in Aussie Shiraz. Winemaker's Notes: "As for all of our wines, the fruit for the Opportunist is picked on the way up to ripeness rather than on the way down. This way we achieve freshness and energy but not at the expense of flavour. We retain as many whole berries as possible to increase vibrancy and succulence. Winemaking is simple and is followed by 8 months on oak to increase texture and varietal expression."

Staff Reviews

  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    2/19/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    A dynamite value in Aussie Shiraz. None of the stereotypical over the top ripeness here - Langhorne Creek's ocean influenced climate and the limestone rich soils have given this wine beautiful freshness and balance to go with the juicy black and blue fruit, spice and bramble. The wine is med-full bodied with a succulent texture and lovely purity. Really a stunning value to get this wine for under $10!
  • Stefanie Juelsgaard
    By: Stefanie Juelsgaard
    1/16/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a different take on Aussie Shiraz than most of our customers are used to as it comes from Langhorne Creek in South Australia. The cooling maritime influence this region possesses give this wine a lighter, slightly more saline/mineral-driven style instead of a deep, rich, supple one. There is still plenty of fruit here to showcase the varietal, but it's presented in a different way than from a region such as the Barossa. If you've been avoiding Shiraz from Oz because you think it's too fat or high in alcohol, or if you just want to taste a good, interesting Shiraz, this wine should be your next buy.
  • Brian Fogarty
    By: Brian Fogarty
    1/3/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Deep and brooding with dried plumb, cranberries, hits of sun baked, fresh raisins and a nice toasty essence that pulls it all together. On the palate the wine is lush and fruit driven with additional notes of baker’s spice, and a distant camp fire in a woodsy setting echoing in the distance. The tannins are gentle but the outside label is certainly anything but…
  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    12/30/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is not what you would expect looking at the label, and it has an awesome label. This is not a fruit bomb, it has plenty of dark berry fruit with a little bit of earth and touch of spice and a wisp of classic savory Syrah. It has just enough tannin to back the fruit and give a sense of restraint. An ideal middle of the week, red wine.

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