First Drop Two Per Cent Shiraz 2016

First Drop Two Per Cent Shiraz 2016
£21.00 / bottle£239.40 / case (12 bottles)
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Country: Australia
Grape variety: Muscat
Grape variety: Shiraz / Syrah
Wine region: Barossa Valley
Wine style: Rich Spicy Red
Wine Type: Red Wine
Wine Type: Vegan Wine
Wine Type: Limited Edition Wine
Drink: Now to 2026
ABV: 14.5%

Tasting Notes

As proof of how popular this wine is, I've sold out only two months after getting in new stock. I aim to have more in the spring; email me for an estimated date of arrival

I am so excited to have this wine back in stock. Barossa Shiraz with an interesting little addition - 2% Moscatel or Muscat, a highly perfumed grape more frequently seen in sweet wines. This addition gives the wine intoxicating aromas which make it better than your average Barossa Shiraz, as do its elegance and the effects of little new oak used in the ageing process so that the oak effect is subtle. 

Intense aromas of bramble fruits with pepper, chocolate and spice putting in an appearance. On the palate this is a luscious wine, creamy and smooth with a wide range of intense flavours - sweet dark berry fruits including blueberries, dark chocolate and a hint of tobacco and earthiness kick in as the complex flavours unfold. The finish is very long and full of juicy black fruit with a hint of almonds & smokiness. It is quite full bodied but tannins are very gentle making this very smooth to drink. It is well made and well balanced with a long creamy finish. Delicious!

Food Pairing

Recommended with beef - grilled , roast or stewed - and would pair well with steak in pepper sauce. Shiraz is often quoted as a wine to have a barbecues and this one would certainly go well with smoky, barbecued meats including ribs in sweet sauce.  Also goes well with most hard cheese. First Drop Wines suggest Oreos or offal!

Producer's Notes

"Dense dark berry fruits, with hints of tobacco and cocoa are further enhanced by subtle use of oak. This wine has been matured in 17% new French oak hogsheads and the balance in 3 and 4 year old French oak hogsheads and American oak barriques for 20 months sur lie, resulting in a sexy, textured palate. And who’s 2%? Moscatel! A splash of funk that supports the base line fruit, and puts the ‘ph’ in fat.

Colour:  Dark plum.  Bouquet: Lifted black fruit aromas with hints of earth and spice. Palate: Rich, phat, dark berry fruits, with hints of dark chocolate and Indian ink, supported by a dense core of tannins."


94 points     James Halliday     2019
"Yes there's size and warmth but it has a smile on its dial and charm on its side. It's light and heavy at once, floral and fat with ripe berries, its buzzy alcohol drenched in juicy, dark, energetic fruit flavour. It's a toothsome red wine."

Classic Barossa Valley Shiraz with an interesting 2% Muscat added for its perfume and elegance. Rich, sweet black fruits with creamy spices, gentle tannins and a lovely smooth texture

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