Lloyd Brothers The Presshouse Shiraz 2018
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
Formally presenting: the shiraz you’ve been dreaming of! There’s so much to be said about the fantastic team at Lloyd Brothers, from their wine to their olives to their incredibly warm spirit. When they put their name to something, you know it’s going to be all kinds of great. This shiraz was always destined for great things. It’s made with McLaren Vale fruit, so you know it’s already been given a good head start. But then, it gets so much better. Boasting ripe plums and cherries alongside gentle spices. This is supremely balanced, supreme value wine.
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- McLaren Vale
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McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.