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23/10/2008

International trophy for Trentham

Trentham Estate is ecstatic to announce that its 2005 Heathcote Shiraz has triumphed again — receiving the top award for a Shiraz/Syrah at the 2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition in London.

The Trophy for Shiraz/Syrah is one of 38 trophies awarded to various styles and varietals of wine, fortified wine and spirits, and is selected from specific classes from a staggering 200 separate Shiraz tasting categories. Trentham’s 2005 Heathcote Shiraz received Gold/Best of Class in its particular category.

This is Trentham’s first ever entry into the IWSC – ‘the premier competition of its kind in the world’. All products are divided by category, country, region and vintage and are judged on a special points system. Technical analysis is carried out on all medal winners to ensure they are technically sound and of consistent high quality.

The Heathcote Shiraz received its first Gold medal at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards not long after its release in June and has had success at New Zealand’s top two wine shows since. Owner of Trentham Anthony Murphy and his winemaking team are blown away by the IWSC result and are honoured to be named together with top wine and spirit producers from around the world. Trentham Estate is one of just three Australian wineries to have received a trophy at this year’s competition.

The IWSC judges gave the 2005 Heathcote Shiraz an outstanding verdict: ‘Glorious, exemplary Shiraz which is the epitome of a fantastic vintage. Whilst a long way from its peak it has the hallmark of perfection: the nose has finely oaked cigar-box character with pronouced evolved tertiary aromas. The palate is classy, racy and polished, velvety with warm spicy nuances, harmonious and deep. Impeccable.’

“This trophy is a wonderful surprise for us and great ongoing success for our Heathcote Shiraz”, said Anthony Murphy, who will travel to London in November to receive the prestigious trophy.

“The wine has received four Gold medals to date internationally, and now this trophy which is just magnificent”, Anthony said.

For further information please contact the winery on (03) 5024 8888.

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