McLaren Vale III Associates Legacy Shiraz 2018
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
This old-vine shiraz is not here to spare your feelings. Those hard-earned years mean it has no interest in mollycoddling you with breezy hints of suggested flavour. It’s powerfully full-bodied, rich in plum, blackberry, licorice allsorts and fragrant cedar sticks. It’s plush and sumptuously chewable, finishing smoother than a perfectly-machined ball bearing. Make no mistake, this is McLaren Vale showing some of its inimitable best.
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- McLaren Vale
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- 100% Shiraz
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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.
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