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EAT & DRINK 11 April 2011 Christopher Hayes

"Other New Releases
2006 Peregrine Ridge American Oak Blend - Shiraz

* * * * (4 stars)

A small portion of the crop was held aside and aged in American oak - often the preferred partner for shiraz in Australia, adding spice and vanilla to often very ripe fruit flavours.

The more elegant fruit profile of central Heathcote shiraz presents a different picture for the framing of American oak and it's fascinating comparing this with its French oak sibling. Vanilla and cocoa lift the red/blue fruit characters of middle Heathcote - attractive and bolder than the French model, while the palate shows an edge of broader tannins and more obvious oak flavours.

All this certainly adds a splash of immediate appeal, although it will age well while always keeping that extra element of oak spice.

March 2011 
Food Match: Pork sausages"

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WINESTATE September/October 2009

“Fabulously rich colour and amazing fruit vibrancy.  Beautifully balanced palate has excellent sweetness and well-focused fruit cake and chocolate flavours.”

 

SHOW SUCCESS

TROPHY, JUDGES' AWARD – Fed Square Wine Awards 2008/09

Peregrine Ridge receives Judges' Award at Fed Square

SILVER – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2008, Class 54, Shiraz – 2006 Vintage

BRONZE - Ballarat Wine Show 2008, Class 45, Dry Red Wine - Shiraz

BRONZE - Boutique Wines of Australia Wine Awards 2008, Category 13 - Shiraz

BRONZE - Daylesford Wine Show 2008, Class G, Shiraz and Shiraz Blends

BRONZE - Cairns Show Wine Awards 2009, Category 7.1, Medium Bodied Red Wine, Single varietal - Shiraz or Shiraz/Viognier

BRONZE - Cowra Wine Show 2008, Class 78, Dry Red - Shiraz