A long-established family-owned company with outstanding vineyard resources. It is using those resources to full effect, with a series of intense old-vine varietals including Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, all fashioned without over-embellishment.
Please note the 2013 Stocks Hill Shiraz Petit Verdot was bottled on 30th June 2016, thus the wine will have “Bottle Shock”. We recommend the wine rest and recuperate between 3 -5 months before consumption. Please aerate extensively before drinking.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Lift, life and an abundance of fruit power; this is an affordable find. Blackcurrant flavour charges through the palate, aided by herb, mint and black olives notes.
Rated 90 by James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion. (Feb/2016)
Winery Tasting Notes
The long cool summer enhanced slow ripening, hence providing optimum varietal character. The 2013 Shiraz Petit Verdot exhibits aromas of blackberry, spicy plum, glazed cherry and musk, with hints of cedary oak and violets.
On the palate this rich intense wine displays loganberry, morello cherry, prune, satsuma plum and savoury notes, complemented by traces of Kalamata olive and gently toasted vanilla oak. A beautifully balance wine, with fruit, oak and tannin in harmony.
Drink now or until 2022 under right cellaring conditions.
Medals & Trophies
Outstanding Silver - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016
Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2016
Silver Medal AWC, Vienna 2016
Bronze Medal - New World Wine Awards NZ 2016