75cl * Vegetarian * 14.5% ABV * Orange, Australia
The Idiot does not follow the rules of convention. A fool to some, a genius to others, the unconventional and complex character of our shiraz is embraced by family winemakers Philip, Dan and Damian Shaw. The character series is an expression of varietal distinction, with each wine having an intrinsic link to the personality of the Winemaker, the Grower, and the Artist.
This wine captures the playful, eccentric and unique elements of shiraz from this cool climate area of Australia. Shiraz from Orange is quite unique in style compared to most other regions in Australia and is more reminiscent of the Northern Rhone, France. The Idiot is a young wine, dark garnet in colour with a purple hue. Spicy, fragrant and intense, there is an lovely liquorice character alongside fruit aromas. The palate is brooding, with generous berry fruit and spice framed by soft, savoury tannins and finish.