Tim Smith Bugalugs Barossa Shiraz 2020

Traditional Price €25
WineSpark Price €15.19
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Tim says every good winemaker should be judged by their entry level wine - and he goes above and beyond with his own version here.

It was first made for a UK friend who was supplying restaurants in London - Bugalugs is a term of endearment (or so I’m told!) in Australia.

And it’s Bugalugs by name and Bugalugus by nature… Tim makes it in a style that makes it drinkable from the get-go (unlike a lot of Barossa Shiraz) - but it would also reward time in bottle for another few years.

It’s classic Aussie Shiraz - ripe, bold and powerful, with plenty of sweet dark fruit and a savoury edge.

Tim takes premium Barossa fruit that would normally go into wine that fetches a far higher price - and declassifies it into Bugalugs. So that people can get a taste of his wines at a much more accessible price.

It means you’re getting sensational value for a wine of this quality.

Wine type

Red

Grape(s)

Shiraz

Country

Australia

Region of origin

Barossa 

Appellation

Barossa 

Vintage

2020

Alcohol %

14%

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

12

Type of Oak

Mostly older American and French 

Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

None

Average age of vines

40 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

300 m

Soil type(s)

Various, but mostly sandy loams

Closure Type

Screwcap

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential

30 years

Ideal drinking window

Now-2031

Tim’s been a winemaker for 35 years - and during that time he’s worked for some of the Barossa’s most iconic names… Yalumba, St Hallett and Chateau Tanunda to name but a few.

Read more about Tim

Fresh pork sausages from the Barossa Farmers market

 

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David H (Dublin)
Refined red

Been a while since I’ve bought Shiraz…. This is really good…. rich and powerful…. But still very drinkable…good to go straight out of the bottle but even better after a little air time. Again - price is extremely keen for this quality of wine.

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