MOFO SECRET DEAL 94pt Iconic McLaren Vale Grenache
- McLaren Vale
I've thrown the black bag over this 94pt Grenache from an iconic producer, and when this bad boy rocks up in the box, you'll know why at this price we had to keep it secret!
It's been over a year since we have been able to wrap our hands on some allocation from these guys and WOW, what a wine to start with. Some say these guys have quickly risen to become an absolute icon of McLaren Vale. Mr Halliday agrees with them, by slotting this fine wine a cheeky 94 points.
We all know McLaren Vale is the home of Grenache and is pumping out some absolute belters. Get around this, Lazer describes this bad boy as 'youthful' and 'a beautiful little number'.
Anyway, before I let it slip, trust me when I say: if you're a McLaren Vale fan, you will definitely have this in your cellar!
Thank me later!Chief
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If you were going to have a conversation about cultural Aussie icons, the list might go like this: Dame Edna, Kylie Minogue, Vegemite, oh… and d’Arenberg. Founded by John Osborn in 1912, this family owned producer has gone from strength to strength in the past 100 years with an enviable reputation as one our country’s finest establishments. A proud 5 red star stalwart that’s celebrated locally and Australia wide, d'Arenberg is famous for its impressive range of premium wines that span 24 varieties, in particular their rich selection of reds. Spearheaded by Chief Winemaker and Viticulturist Chester Osborn – the winemaking philosophy at d’Arenberg is focused on minimal input, meaning no irrigation, no fertilisation, minimal spraying and no soil cultivation. With over a century of passionate winemaking in their history, the Osborn family show no signs of slowing down, continuing to produce exceptional wines the only way they know how - the d'Arenberg way.
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.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...