Oliverhill Winery

Red Silk Shiraz

8.9107 ratings
8.97 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

Every market trip, I take a flyer on a small producer. This one is a good QPR producer. Stuart is the Owner/Winemaker and is not flashy, very straight forward and salt of the earth. His wines are nicely made and at a very good price point. I think this is $20 in the US. Ripe, ruby, big lush, blackberries, dark chocolate, black licorice, dark cherries, deep medium intensity spices on the nose. Blackberries black raspberries, black plum, warm spices of; clove, cinnamon & nutmeg, mocha, black pepper, underbrush, stem inclusion, medium plus tannins, slightly tarry, good acidity and a very nice quality long finish for $20.

Every market trip, I take a flyer on a small producer. This one is a good QPR producer. Stuart is the Owner/Winemaker and is not flashy, very straight forward and salt of the earth. His wines are nicely made and at a very good price point. I think this is $20 in the US. Ripe, ruby, big lush, blackberries, dark chocolate, black licorice, dark cherries, deep medium intensity spices on the nose. Blackberries black raspberries, black plum, warm spices of; clove, cinnamon & nutmeg, mocha, black pepper, underbrush, stem inclusion, medium plus tannins, slightly tarry, good acidity and a very nice quality long finish for $20.

2 people found it helpfulApr 9th, 2017
Corey Zamora, CSW

Super ripe red and black fruit, firm tannin, long finish. Nice medium acid makes it pop.

Super ripe red and black fruit, firm tannin, long finish. Nice medium acid makes it pop.

1 person found it helpfulJan 28th, 2015
Paul Ricciardi

Very deep purple color. On the nose black plum and currant with some spices. On the palate it is full bodied with ripe black berry and pepper flavors.

Very deep purple color. On the nose black plum and currant with some spices. On the palate it is full bodied with ripe black berry and pepper flavors.

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2014
Gregory Fulchiero

Has undeniable Aussie Shiraz backbone - ridiculous QPR at 16$ - on par with most Two Hands ...still prefer northern Rhone tho

Has undeniable Aussie Shiraz backbone - ridiculous QPR at 16$ - on par with most Two Hands ...still prefer northern Rhone tho

Jul 18th, 2014
Andrea Soolah

From Christopher Sperl. Good with lamb

From Christopher Sperl. Good with lamb

Dec 26th, 2018
Amanda Lee Neville

This wine wants a steak or rich mushroom bouillabaisse. Pepper, blackberry. Hello, autumn!

This wine wants a steak or rich mushroom bouillabaisse. Pepper, blackberry. Hello, autumn!

Sep 8th, 2017
Gary Johnson

It had its moments. But I didn't love it.

It had its moments. But I didn't love it.

May 23rd, 2017
Patrick Cushing

Give it 30 minutes after opening and t is delicious.

Give it 30 minutes after opening and t is delicious.

Sep 17th, 2016
Anya Vasquez

Smooth and fruity and delicious

Smooth and fruity and delicious

Aug 17th, 2016
Jay Traver

Killer Ausy value

Killer Ausy value

Jul 14th, 2016