Annie's Lane Copper Trail Shiraz 2005
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Annie's Lane Copper Trail Shiraz 2005

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Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Shiraz

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Burke Road
Camberwell VIC 3124
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Producer: Annie's Lane

Country: Australia

Region: Clare Valley

Vintage: 2005

Critic Score: 95

Alcohol: 14.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2030


It has been a star of the wine show circuit, and it’s not hard to see why. If you like a big, high-quality red, hunt this down - Campbell Mattinson
Trophy, Best Dry Red Wine Shiraz  - 2007 National Wine Show of Australia
Trophy, Best Red Wine Shiraz  - 2007 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Trophy, Best Dry Red Wine Shiraz  - 2007 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Winner - 2009 Winestate World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge
Winner – 2009 Visy's Great Australian Shiraz Challenge

Annie's Lane Copper Trail Shiraz is this much loved winery's flagship wine. The 2005 vintage has been a star on the wine show circuit, amassing three trophies and winning both the 2009 Visy Shiraz Challenge and the 2009 Winestate World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge.

"It's mellow, rich, seriously kissed by chocolatey oak and flooded with plummy, inky, minty fruit flavour."  Campbell Mattinson

Expert reviews

"This Annie's Lane Copper Trail Shiraz 2005 has been a star of the wine show circuit, and it's not hard to see why. It has been in stores for a while, but if you like a big, high-quality red, hunt this down. It's a big softie! It's mellow, rich, seriously kissed by chocolatey oak and flooded with plummy, inky, minty fruit flavour. It hits your tongue like a mat of wet velvet and slips all the way to the back of your throat in one delicious flow of unfettered flavour. It has tannin structure, too, but as part of the wine – this is about flavour more than anything else. It will cellar, but it's arguably best consumed within our recommended timeframe.Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front - 95 points

"Great colour and depth; a rich, supple, round medium- to full-bodied palate; fleshy and blackberry and plum fruit; ripe tannins."  James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion - 94 points

"Long and smooth, this supple and elegant shiraz has a heady, dark and spicy perfume of blackberries, dark plums and cedar backed by nuances of game meats, minerals, leather and iodide. Deeply layered but restrained and fine-grained, it steadily builds intensity of flavour towards a long, savoury and charmingly balanced finish."  Jeremy Oliver - 93 points

Awards

Trophy, Best Dry Red Wine Shiraz  - 2007 National Wine Show of Australia
Trophy, Best Red Wine Shiraz  - 2007 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Trophy, Best Dry Red Wine Shiraz  - 2007 Royal Queensland Wine Show

Winner - 2009 Winestate World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge
Winner – 2009 Visy's Great Australian Shiraz Challenge

Gold Medal - 2006 Royal Sydney Wine Show

About the winery 

Annies Lane Winery

Before the Annie's Lane brand was established, the winery was known as Quelltaler Estate, which dates back to 1851. The winery was renamed Annie's Lane after Annie Wayman who delivered hot food and drinks to the pruners of the vineyard in the early 1900's. Her horse and cart got bogged along one of the vineyard's boundaries, so it was decided that it would be apt to name the winery after the lady who selflessly served the workers and pruners of the Clare Valley region.

Annie's Lane wines are sourced from some of the oldest vines in Clare Valley in South Australia and it is one of Australia's leading single region wineries with a loyal following. Annie's winemaking philosophy is about crafting wines with minimal intervention, keeping the wine as natural as possible to maximize fruit flavour and intensity.

Annie's Lane is part of the giant Treasury Wine Estates portfolio. They recently sold part of the vineyards and the existing Quelltaler 1,000 tonne winery to Seppeltsfield, but retained ownership of the Annie's Lane brand, which they will continue to produce and distribute. 

Wine region map of South Australia

South Australia

South Australian is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. It is home to more than 900 wineries across 18 wine regions. The regions are Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Currency Creek, Eden Valley, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Mount Benson, Mount Gambier, Padthaway, Riverland, Robe, Southern Fleurieu, Southern Flinders Ranges and Wrattonbully.

Many of the well-known names in the South Australian wine industry established their first vineyards in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The first vines in McLaren Vale were planted at Reynella in 1839 and Penfold's established Magill Estate on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1844.

South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the State to be able to produce a range of grape varieties - from cool climate Riesling in the Clare and Eden Vallies to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Two of Australia's best-known wines, Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace, are produced here. There is much to discover in South Australia for the wine lover.