In a nutshell:
A lusciously fruity and subtly herby Australian red from Orange in New South Wales
Philip Shaw's vineyards are in the less well known Australian wine region of Orange, a few hours drive west of Sydney, past the Blue Mountains. Here with the high altitude and cooler climate, here you get a real freshness, depth and precision to the wines they make. From their number series varietal blends The No.17 balances fruit and savouriness with a nose dominated by dark berry fruits and undertones of dried herbs. There's a dense yet refined palate with bold fruits, earthy notes and a touch of spice. And the supple tannins and long, persistent finish round things off really well..
When to drink:
There's a touch of richness here that makes it a good partner to things like beef and venison.