2013 Harkham Windarra Winery Aziza’s Shiraz Preservative Free


  • Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Hunter Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2017 (Edit)
CT90.8 6 reviews
Label borrowed from 2012
Label borrowed from 2012
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: (88 points)

    November 10, 2016 - Deep ruby red with light intensity. Straight from the bottle there were gamey notes, a little dirty and burnt matches. After an hour or so it opened up with some earthy notes and crushed berries. Palate was started off savory with some powerful acidity and red cherries. A little crisp and tangy. Day two added some boysenberries and darker cherries. Moderate tannins (6.5/10), medium bodied and dry moderate plus finish. Drink till 2018.

  • christianminer Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 30, 2016 - Not your typical Australian Shiraz. Doesn't overpower you with fruit. Nice balance.

  • Necowine wrote: (88 points)

    August 2, 2016 - Warm, earthy, slightly funky. "Boysenberries trampled into the earth" from label. Nicely juicy, supple. Easy, but substantial. Good.

  • mrfroopy Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 1, 2016 - Fantastic. All sorts of interesting stuff. Tar, dark fruit, not over ripe, soft tannins. Unique

  • raccah Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 22, 2015 - This is a 100% Shiraz wine from Hunter Valley with no added sulfites. There are of course sulfites in the wine, as they come naturally from the grape and its skins. Still, the wine is not bottled with any sulfites, so while this wine now is epic and lovely, I am not sure its long term cellaring ability, only time will tell!

    The nose on this impenetrable purple colored wine, shows ripe juicy blueberry, boysenberry, roasted meat, lovely jasmine and floral notes, rich earth, and tar. Wow what a wine, with great blue and black fruit, with awesome layers of mouth coating tannin, rich red and black fruit, with perfect and elegant balance of fruit and acid all wrapped in layers of blue fruit, raspberry, cherry, earth, and charcoal. The finish is long and tannic with coffee, loamy dirt, white pepper, ripe plum, floral notes, and licorice backed by sweet spices, warm pumpkin spices, root beer, and sweet herb. Bravo!!!!

    With time the wine shows more earth, dirt, tar, candied fig, and candied blueberry. So elegant and expressive while also being mouth coating and rich. Impressive! This wine does have legs, but it did go through some funky state after I opened it and left it in the fridge. But it popped out of that and was lovely! A surprisingly fresh and ripe wine for no added sulfites. The acid pops so well that is really tastes like fresh fruit compote, bravo!

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2014, IWC Issue #175 (link)

    (Harkham Windarra Winery Aziza's Shiraz Hunter Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Harkham Windarra Winery
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Aziza’s Shiraz Preservative Free
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region New South Wales
  • SubRegion Hunter Valley
  • Appellation Hunter Valley

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  • In Cellars 14 (45%)
  • Consumed 17 (55%)

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