With an all consuming passion for perfection, George Shinas draws on time honoured traditions producing handcrafted wines. Shinas Estate Wines minimizes irrigation of the vineyard, which reduces cropping levels and enhances fruit quality. The fruit is left on the vines long beyond traditional periods, allowing the intense flavours that characterise the wine, to develop. In true boutique style, only the highest quality fruit is selected for harvest.
Barrel aged, the Guilty has a concentrated aroma of mature fruit, French Oak and flavours that are full, rich and rewarding.
The Mildura region is fast becoming known for its Mediterranean climate, vineyards, classic wineries and great food. The Guilty Shiraz is no exception.
The first vines on the Estate were planted in 1898. The Guilty is produced from premium vineyards. Due to its limited production only a lucky few will ever get to taste it.
Ripe shiny blackberry red. Voluptuous cherry, vanilla and peppery spice aromas and full-bodied flavours packed with smoky vanillin oak, cherry and strawberry fruits, chocolate and mocha all wrapped up in a big, rich, velvety smooth package. A juicy wine with fine tannins, the pepper detected on the nose kicks in again to make a welcome re-appearance on the powerful finish. Made from low yielding old vines dating back to 1898 and aged in older French oak, the fruit is sourced from Mildura on the north west Victorian border. - Tasting note courtesy of Sue Courtney (www.wineoftheweek.com)