Shinas Estate is situated in the northwest region of Victoria. This region is known for its Mediterranean-like climate, classic wines and great food. The first vines were planted in the region in 1886 and by 1898 vine planting commenced on the estate. With eight generations of grape gowing and wine producing experience, as well as George Shinas' passion for perfection, he draws on time honoured traditions to produce premium hand crafted wine.
Who is this George Shinas character? None other than your standard night court judge by evening and winemaker turned partying rockstar by day/weekend. The honourable George Shinas is truly the international man of mystery especially when partnered with his dynamic duo brethren and de facto winemaker, Stephen Black of Small Gully.
Rich red fruit and and creamy chocolate on the nose, with spice in the middle and some tobacco and floral notes at the end. Rich and juicy on the palate, with some bright red fruit and spice. There's a little chocolate on the mid-palate and it has a good floral finish.