Sandalford Prendiville Reserve shiraz 2012 ($90)

“RED 5 STAR WINERY 2015”
Sandalford is one of Australia’s oldest and privately owned wineries. In 1970 it moved beyond its original Swan Valley base, purchasing a substantial property in Margaret River that is now the main source of its premium grapes. The wines are released under the Element, Winemakers, Margaret River and Estate Reserve ranges with Prendiville Reserve at the top. Exports to all major markets”
Australia’s leading wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted and extremely prestigious RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2015 Edition, page 565, released 30th July 2014.

“RED 5 STAR WINERY 2014″
Sandalford is one of Australia’s oldest and privately owned wineries. In 1970 it moved beyond its original Swan Valley base, purchasing a substantial property in Margaret River that is now the main source of its premium grapes. The wines are released at four levels, starting with Element, then the Margaret River Range, next Estate Reserve and finally, Prendiville. Exports to all major markets”
Australia’s leading wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted and extremely prestigious RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition, page 574, released 26th July 2013.

“RED 5 STAR WINERY 2013″
Sandalford is an outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.”
Australia’s leading wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted and extremely prestigious RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition, page 580, released 26th July 2012.

“RED 5 STAR WINERY 2012″
Sandalford is one of Australia’s oldest and privately owned wineries. In 1970 it moved beyond its original Swan Valley base, purchasing a substantial property in Margaret River that is now the main source of its premium grapes. With most of the vines now 40 years old, it is no surprise that the quality of the wines is consistently excellent.”
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012 Edition, page 579, released 27th July 2011.

“RED 5 STAR WINERY 2011”
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition, page 565, released 28th July 2010.
ACCOLADES

“96/100. Nothing has been spared in creating a first class shiraz using all new French oak and the best fruit from what is one of the earliest vineyards in the region. It is velvety smooth with an almost satiny finish to it. Fine tannin and fine grained oak integrate perfectly with rich savoury dark fleshy fruit. Its held so perfectly to a long finish. Superb.”
The West Australian Wine Guide 2014, Ray Jordan, released October 2013, page 149.

“Mesmerising mix of Margaret River merriness and maturity. There’s chocolate and vanilla, raspberry and red licorice on the nose. The palate is rich and supple, with soft spice and bright, ripe tannins. Will become a fairytale.”
STM The Sunday Times, David Prestipino, 13 October 2013, Page 28

“(4 stars). This Shiraz is powerful and concentrated with firm tannins and a tinge of eucalyptus. Vanilla, earth, oak and red-fruit scents, too. Ripeness is good and its true to variety. A very good quality and long term wine.”
Gourmet Traveller Wine, 100 Top New Release Wines, Huon Hooke, October 2013

“Once again Sandalford’s premier release delivers in quality and style. If you are in to cellaring great wines put this on the list. Better still open one today.”
Toowoomba Chronicle (Queensland), Peter Chapman, 31 July 2013, page 21

“Deep crimson: the bouquet offers a healthy dose of fine oak spices, red fruits, lavender and liquorice; the palate is medium- to full-bodied with ample fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity providing line and length; the oak is dominant at this early stage, but time should see integration. Rating 94.”
James Halliday 2014 Edition, published 25 July 2013, page 575

“Sandalford Wines have been adorning our tables since the 1840’s, and the combination of experience and innovation places today’s winery high on our list of reliable, premier local wines. During the last decade, both the whites and the reds have continued to improve several notches. We put this down to concerted energy going into the winery’s cooler climate Margaret River operations, where fruit quality is second to none on a global scale. Sandalford is able to draw on a range of grape varieties from the Swan Valley and Margaret River. But it’s the wines from down on the cape (Margaret River) that keep pulling in the accolades and the awards.”
www.TheStarfish.com.au All the Best from Perth’s West, Peter Rigby.

“Sandalford Wines is a true institution in Western Australia. Established in Perth’s Swan Valley in 1840, there is a rich history to this pioneering company which was one of the first to recognise the potential in Margaret River, establishing a vineyard there in 1970.”
Mining Chronicle, Karl Franzen, June 2011, Page 35

“Sandalford has well and truly leapt into the big league of premium producers in WA, having now completely transformed itself to a Margaret River wine operation. The Estate Reserve and Margaret River Range are entirely from Margaret River.”
Ray Jordan’s 2011 WA Wine Guide, published October 2010, page 151

“RED 5 STAR WINERY – Sandalford is an outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.”
Australia’s most pre-eminent wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition released 28th July 2010.

“Producer of the Year, and Winemaker of the Year: Sandalford Wines”
Leading West Australian Wine Critic Ray Jordan, at the launch of Ray Jordan’s 2010 WA Wine Guide, 30 November 2009.


Technical Data

  • Varietal : shiraz,

  • Brand name : Sandalford Prendiville Reserve shiraz 2012,

  • Liquor style : red wine,

  • Country : Australia,

  • Region : Margaret River wineries,

  • State : Western Australia,

  • Varieties : shiraz,

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Ray Jordan

Wine Guide 2016

A superb Margaret River shiraz from vines that are among the oldest planted in Margaret River. Smooth and powerful with a tremendous intensity. Dry and dusty with savoury arid characters on the palate. The sweet fruit is balanced by the new French oak contribution. It’s still so young and further ageing will see this emerge into a super wine. CELLAR 15 years

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