Suitable for Off Premise, On Premise and Sommelier Selection
This is an impressive expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz. It has big ripe fruit flavours backed by full bodied tannins and bold earthy complexity. It captures the depth and intensity of the region with a powerful bouquet and sophisticated palate.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The appearance is deep inky red with dense purple hues on the rim and long, viscous legs coating the glass.
The bouquet is full of ripe blackberry, mulberry and dark plum fruit with a savoury background of smokehouse meats, dusty earth and a hint of chocolate. Rich oak is evident and harmoniously balanced with the intense fruit.
The opening palate is intense with ripe plum and blackberry fruit then builds with spicy licorice, vanillin oak and white pepper. The mid palate has plump juicy tannins which give a silky voluptuous texture. The mouth-feel builds with a dry earthiness leading to a long finish with deep herbal notes and warm chocolaty aftertaste.
This is a big wine for hearty cuisine. Slow roast casseroles, thick juicy steaks and rich game dishes are excellent while firm cheeses and water crackers are ideal after the meal.
This is a true Reserve style wine which will deliver excellent drinking over a decade of cellaring. From release it offers an intense flavour experience which will continue to develop and gain complexity as it matures in bottle.