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THEORY OF EVOLUTION SHIRAZ 2018

5 Stars
93 Points
5 Stars Sam Kim
Value Pick

This Langhorne Creek is the best $15.00 Shiraz we’ve tried in a long time…

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Shiraz

$18.99 $14.99 elsewhere $18.99

Regions : South Australia

This Langhorne Creek is the best $15.00 Shiraz we’ve tried in a long time…

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Easily our best value $15 Shiraz in store, the 2017 Theory of Evolution picked up many fans along with a 5 Star, No.2 & Best Buy rating in Cuisine. Taking its place nicely is the 2018 that has just landed. Once again we think this is an absolute star in it's price range and is sure to pick up as much admiration and accolades as the 2017. It's full of sweet ripe fruits with spice and plenty of life.


From the Langhorne region (South of McLaren Vale) and made by ex-Villa Maria, Matua winemaker Corey Ryan for Australia's innovative Fourth Wave Wines. Deep, dark colour with ripe black fruits balanced by a spicy savouriness; the wine caresses the palate – there are no hard edges and finishes nice and dry. Although this will cellar for a while, we think this just hits the spot for drink now enjoyment.


Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Inspired by humankind’s evolution through thousands of years, The Theory of Evolution Wines embody the inevitable journey of wine lovers to enjoying the world’s classic great varieties. Winemaker Corey Ryan has crafted each varietally expressive and well balanced wine from established low yielding vineyards to deliver quality and value that will appeal to all wine drinkers.

Sourced from a selection of mature, dry-grown vineyards in Langhorne Creek managed by Jim Zerella. The fruit is partially hand-harvested before de-stemming and cool fermentation in small two tonne open fermenters with regular hand plunging. Matured in seasoned French oak (20% new French)
for six months before bottling with minimal filtration and sulphur addition.

Classic Langhorne Creek brightness with the soft, plush mouthfeel we have come to expect from the region’s Shiraz wines. This example showcases red and dark berry fruit, vanilla bean and subtle brown spice supported by soft integrated tannins and a freshening acidity. The wine is mouth-filling and finishes long, with the brightness and structure to reward careful cellaring."


5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Gorgeously ripe and fragrant, the wine shows Black Doris plum, blackberry, thyme and cedar characters with a touch of dark cocoa. The palate delivers succulent fruit intensity and excellent weight, wonderfully complemented by supple mouthfeel and silky tannins. Very long and attractive. At its best: now to 2026."


Reviews for the 2017 vintage below…


5 Stars & Best Buy, Cuisine Australian Shiraz Tasting 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Spicy and invigorating with a sweet ripe fruit texture buffered by savoury and smoky elements to give layers of interest. Packed with flavour yet showing a restraint that is endearing and delicious, especially at this price."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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