Philip Shaw No.17 Merlot Blend 2006
About the Region
From Granite Belt in southeastern Queensland, around Australia's eastern and southern sections through New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and Southern Australia, and then far to the west in Margaret River, Australia boasts almost 2,000 producers, from tiny boutiques to massive multi-nationals, and is the fourth-largest exporter of wine in the world. In addition to the many bottles labeled with major wine region names, there is a huge production of proprietary labelings, from the famous Yellow Tail to such imaginatively named smaller offerings as Shoofly Buzz Cut and Mr. Riggs the Gaffer. Nearly every imaginable wine style, red, white, and rosé, sparkling, and fortified, is produced in this major wine country.