The Pig in the House Shiraz is.... excellent! It's a wine which, at first sip, does induce a raised eyebrow, a nice colour with purples and reds. Aromatically the wine is Cowra and Shiraz, with dark berry fruits of blackberry, and ripe cherries. Aromatic spices are mixed with white and black pepper and vanilla.
The palate is a well balanced, it will be appreciated by most red wine drinkers, it has primary fruit purity, and exceptional flavour density. The persistence of flavour is this wines true hallmark, where flavours linger for longer, and flavour complexity develops during this appreciable period. Basically, a good wine which will complement conversation or a Bistecca alla Fiorentina, cooked naturally over live coals. Enjoy!
REVIEWS & AWARDS
GOLD Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show
94 POINTS "Bright purple, near bruise like. Fruit forward. Warming cherries, nutty walnut and hazelnut elements, plum sauce, pink peppercorn and Turkish Delight chocolate. Supple and silky smooth with the lightest rumble of tannin. Quality, balanced fruit and good length of persistence. A quality fruit focused modern Shiraz." Vinonotebook, Regan Drew
94 POINTS "Its appearance is medium to deep ruby with a hint of purple. The nose is an attractive mix of dark berry conserve and maraschino cherry, with a little vanilla in the background. The palate, generously flavoured with blackberry and cherry at the forefront, has a mouth-filling texture of mildly grippy tannins supported by integrated acidity. The finish is dry and clean. A well-balanced dry red, ideally suited to a fine dinner." Noosa FM Radio, Martin Field, Dec 2020
WINE OF THE WEEK: "This dry red is excellent, starting with a colour dominated by purples and reds. Aromatically, the wine is filled with dark berry fruits of blackberry and ripe cherries, mixed with spices and vanilla. The palate is a well balanced and of medium body. Enjoy with good beef and mushrooms." PS News, John Rozentals, Nov 2020
"This vibrant young Central Ranges, NSW shiraz catches the eye with its bright purple tints, and engages the senses with its spiciness. The supple palate delivers very enjoyable red berry/dark cherry flavour. Most enjoyable drinking." ★★★★☆ WINEWISE MAGAZINE, Dec 2020
"The Pig delivered. A terrific organic Shiraz from Pig in the House Wines that went brilliantly with a roast lamb sandwich. ExcellentValue." Winsor Dobbin, Nov 2020
"Bright purple, mid-depth colour, lovely plum aromas with just a splash of dried herbs, rich, round tasty palate with a tight finish - making it A FABULOUS FOOD WINE!!" WINE ASSIST, Dan Traucki, Nov 2020
4.5 Stars "... the wine has jelly bean aromas and juicy plum front-palate flavour. The middle shows Morello cherry, spearmint, herbs and nuances of cedary oak and the finish has dusty tannins..." NEWCASTLEHERALD & CANBERRA TIMES, John Lewis
"The Pig delivers. After 10 years of organic certification the Pig In The House range from Cowra producers Windowrie is recognised as being among the best organic lines in Australia - and the value is also terrific. This has already picked up a show gold medal and some rave reviews. It is full of the joys of youth; bright purple in colour and with quality fruit dominating refined seasoned nutty oak notes. It finishes soft and smooth and dares you to enjoy a second glass. Pair with some spicy beef rissoles on the barbecue. Medium bodied, delightfully balanced." WINSOR'S CHOICE more
"What a ripper wine! Gee I enjoyed this. I’ll tell you what, if you served this up to friends who enjoy a good red and didn’t tell them the price, I reckon the majority would pick it being more expensive than it is. Seriously, this has heaps of flavour, freshness and punch for a medium-bodied wine. And it goes about it in a manner that is without pretentiousness too. There is no way some big bad wolf is going to blow this pig house down that’s for sure." WORDS FROM A WINEGLASS, TONY PETERS
"After 10 years of organic certification the Pig In The House range from Cowra producers Windowrie is recognised as being among the best organic lines in Australia – and the value is also terrific. This has already picked up a show gold medal and some rave reviews. It is full of the joys of youth; bright purple in colour and with quality fruit dominating refined seasoned nutty oak notes. It finishes soft and smooth and dares you to enjoy a second glass. Pair with some spicy beef rissoles." CIAO MAGAZINE, Winsor Dobbin