Sanguine Progeny Shiraz has announced itself as this year's must have shiraz. Last month it took home almost all the prizes at the Heathcote Wine Show. Heathcote is Victoria's best region for shiraz, over 140 Shiraz were entered in this in competition and this was named #1. And to add insult to its competitors, it's priced as a quaffer at just $22.50 a bottle.
Trophy - Best Shiraz
Trophy -Best Wine Grown and Made in Heathcote
Trophy -Best Young Shiraz
Trophy -Best Single Vineyard Wine
What I also really like about this wine is it's pedigree. It's sourced from Heathcote, the best region for shiraz in Victoria, where the likes of Wild Duck Creek and Jasper Hill will ask you for $100 for one of their top wines. It's also got consistency, this 2017 was no fluke - the 2012 won Best shriaz at the inaugural Heathcote Wine Show and sent the wine critics into a spin. Checkout what Winewise had to say about this wine after one of its Championship tastings:
"Given the record of this label in Winewise tastings, it has to be one of the best value wines in the country."
There were over 140 Shiraz entered in the show and we'll avoid advertising the likes of whom this wine out-performed in order to receive these awards, however we will talk about price because it's rare to see a Heathcote shiraz priced under $25, but this Sanguine smashes the idea that good Heathcote shiraz needs to be expensive. As Winewise has said, this has to be one of the best value wines in the country. Big, rich, juicy and bold, that's the style; it's outdone the big names and Cloudwine has the killer price of $22.50 a bottle.