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Philip Shaw The Conductor Merlot

Philip Shaw The Conductor Merlot

Philip Shaw The Conductor Merlot

Rich clear berry fruits, complex and layered aroma with strong varietal fruit overriding the supportive vanilla from barrel age. Mouth filling, bright varietal flavours are well supported by fine fruit tannins.

he Conductor is the thread between the music, bringing all the elements of the orchestra together. In the same way the we form the thread between the vineyard and the winery. All the elements are there, but it is about choosing the right accents, flourishes and character to bring to the fore. With this wine we transform the experience and capture the imagination.
The Conductor is a succulent and savoury merlot. On the nose there is ripe plum and red currant. The wines shows fleshy red berry fruits with notes of mushroom and dried herbs. It is medium bodied wine with fine savoury tannins which give the wine structure and length.

Crush and destemmed into static fermenters. Cap management with aerative pump overs and drain and returns. Extended time of skins of 1-2weeks depending on parcel. Maturation in 80% older French oak.
Racked twice during maturation. Natural malolactic fermentation in spring
ABV: 14.2%
Philip Shaw The Conductor Merlot

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Pioneers of unconventional tradition! Philip Shaw has been making wine for 56 years. Twice International Winemaker of the Year and Australian Winemaker of the Year. The wines are estate grown and made at Koomooloo Vineyard. Sitting in one of the coolest and highest growing regions in Australia, Orange. The vineyard is unique for Australia with over 10 passes by hand. All the grapes are hand sorted into the winery. Delivering wines of elegance, structure, power and the stamp of the dirt! Our land is farmed sustainably, creating an environment today better than yesterday. We guide our grapes thru to wine with as little intervention as possible! They know the journey.

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: New South WalesVintage: 2022Grape Details: MerlotSKU: PHILI03

£18.49 a bottle

6 in stock


Philip Shaw

“The adventure began when Philip purchased the land for his Koomooloo vineyard in June 1988. In close proximity to the region’s highest peak, Mt Canobolas, Koomooloo vineyard rises to an altitude of 900M with red loam soils over limestone.
In detail the Orange region and particularly Koomooloo Vineyard is perfect for the styles of wines Philip is keen to make.
Philip Shaw Wines are made only from the grapes grown on Koomooloo, a 47ha vineyard, most of which was planted in 1988/89. “


Australia’s first vines were planted in New South Wales on the Farm Cove foreshore. The first commercial wine was made there, and the first wine exported to England – by Gregory Blaxland in 1823. Given the size and climate diversity of NSW and its large population, it is surprising that the state does not play a bigger role in Australian wine. It is a state of great contrasts, from the huge, flat expanse of irrigated vineyards in the Riverina area near Griffith to the high uplands of Mudgee in the north. The Hunter Valley is the most recognised region within NSW, famous for its long-lived Semillons and unique styled Shiraz. Riverina is the largest wine-producing region. The more recent viticultural developments are within the regions along the Great Dividing Range: Mudgee, Orange, Cowra, Hilltops etc. There is much promise and interest in the wines now being produced within these regions.

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