The Brands Laira Stentifords Shiraz is sourced from the oldest vines in the Coonawarra this wine delivers and elegantly structure Shiraz that displays pure plum and dark cherry fruit, supported by well integrated nutty, spicy flavours, fine silky tannins and fruit that lingers on the finish
Bright crimson-purple; 110yo vines don’t necessarily result in powerful fruit (and wine), but they certainly do here; it is brimful of blackberry, licorice, warm spices and French oak, the conclusion of primary fermentation taking place in that oak (new and used) and gaining the integration and mouthfeel only this technique provides. A final barrel selection produced an exceptional wine. 97 points, Special Value – Halliday Wine Companion ’17
Brand’s Laira is an iconic winery, nestled in the heart of the famed ‘terra rossa’ strip of the Coonawarra region in South Australia. Steeped in heritage with a wealth of old vine vineyards dating back to 1893, Brand’s Laira offers a range of opulent and richly flavoured premium wines from this distinct region.
With a winemaking philosophy that focuses on sourcing the best possible fruit, the Brand’s Laira wines are classically Coonawarra in nature, combining the powerful influence of the rich red soils of the ‘terra rossa’ with skilled winemaking to create world renowned wines. Each range exhibits a shared standard of excellence and a distinctly Coonawarra style.
Casella Family Brands are now the proud custodians of this iconic Australian winery, and are dedicated to its long-term commitment to producing world class wines.