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2018 Paradise IV Dardel Shiraz

GeelongRedAustralianHighly RecommendPrivate Cellar

$ 140.00 AUD


Th quintessential cult Australian Syrah, made by legendary winemaker Doug Neal, is the last of its kind. A 99 points treasure for those that know!

Region - Geelong

Type - Red

Year - 2018

Winery - Paradise IV

Grape - Shiraz/Syrah

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

A deep, powerful colour to the very rim of the meniscus. Dark plum fruits, earthy notes, blood orange zest; high toned fruits spiced by szechuan pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, smoked meats, cold tea with a sous-bois overlay. The palate is a mirror reflection of the bouquet with cleansing acidity and supple, fine resolved tannins giving rise to a richly fruited wine with a precise and savoury finish. This wine will go the long haul and age for 30 plus years. A tour de force.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Earthy and Savoury, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Meaty, Minerality, Pepper, Spices

Body type




Food pairings







Cured Meats



Spicy Foods

Red Meat




Expert review

It’s not often I find myself reviewing a shiraz that really thinks it’s a high-end pinot noir. That’s what I’m doing here, although – like many a pinot of great breeding – this wine will build depth and structure quite dramatically over the next 5-8 years. Its musky, faintly mocha-like bouquet of smoked duck, dark cherries, raspberries and redcurrants is laced with earthy notes of Pu Er tea and exotic spice. Long and supple, with a plush core of mouthfilling black and red fruit, it extends long, supple and seamless down a tight-grained, drying and dusty spine that is certain to become firmer. It finishes with remarkable drive and savoury complexity. This is something very unique and special.” – 99 Points

Jeremy Oliver

The Grape

Shiraz or Syrah

Shiraz, or Syrah, is one of the most loved, rich and powerful red wine varieties made famous for its mineral and structured expressions from the Rhône in France and the rich and decadent fruity expressions from the Barossa Valley in Australia. Full bodied, rich in antioxidants and generously fruity, Shiraz sits proudly on the table for those that like their wine big and bold. Think violets, blackberries, plum, chocolate, pepper, black olive, liquorice, rosemary, tobacco and spice...i'm thirsty already!

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