Wild Oats Shiraz 2021


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Overview: From the Robert Oatley Vineyards collection, Wild Oats is a toast to Bob Oatley and his passion f or sailing and adventure. The ‘Wild Oats’ name came about as an endearing nickname given to a young Bob Oatley by his close friends while growing up on Sydney’s northern beaches. A passionate sailor from a very early age, the water had a magnetic attraction for Bob. Before long he found himself afloat in a flimsy, canvas-covered canoe, bought from a school mate, with a garden stake for a mast, cut up bed linen for a sail and a makeshift rudder over the back. As Bob said:

“I might have been only meters from the beach, but as far as I was concerned, I was conquering the world’s oceans”.

And over time he did just that. The Wild Oats name adorned the hull of 10 yachts owned and raced by Bob over the years as he carved out a serious reputation in the world of sailing alongside his other lifelong successful pursuit – wine making. The Wild Oats name today is proudly emblazoned on t he hull of ‘Wild Oats XI’, one of t he worlds most adored racing yachts and an Australian icon following a record six wins in the ‘Bluewater classic’ – the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Grapes for this Shiraz were cold-soaked in separate parcels prior to fermentation. The wine was aged for 18 months before blending. Poured into a glass, the resultant drink flaunts a beautiful medium purple colour. On the nose, aromas of plummy fruits are complemented by rich spices. These fragrances pave the way for a full-bodied palate revealing supple, soft and smooth texture, culminating in a long finish. This Shiraz can be paired with lamb preparations, meat pie or simply sausage rolls.

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