If you like full bodied SA shiraz then this is a must buy! It’s beautifully rich, dark red in the glass and has all of the hallmarks of premium McLaren Vale shiraz, including the hefty bottle and cork. It’s the kind of wine that makes you happy it’s winter - the wind can howl, the rain can pour, but it doesn’t matter because you have this luscious wine to warm you up and keep you company. It’s full of dark fruits (plum and blueberry), toasty oak and smooth tannins, ready to drink now and evolve over the next 10 years.
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“If you like full bodied SA shiraz then this is a must buy! beautifully rich dark red and dark fruits, toasty oak and smooth tannins, this is ready to drink now and evolve over the next 10 years. As Halliday puts it, It's from a producer with a a long track record of excellence in the context of its region — truly the best of the best.”
Full price $65.00 from the producer.
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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.