Suitable for Off Premise
Rich and powerful, this expression of McLaren vale Shiraz is a feast for the senses. It’s robust and full of the exotic flavours of dark cherries, plums, mocha and savoury spices with great length and structure.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The appearance is deep cherry red with rich Burgundy hues and sticky alcohol legs.
The bouquet combines ripe dark berry fruit with a heavy earthy, gamey complexity. It has fragrant mixed spice and potpourri with vanillin oak and coffee aromas.
On entry it’s a burst of dark berry fruit that swells with a chocolaty richness combining big oak, tannins and alcohol. The palate weight is heavy and unctuous with a long, smooth mouth-feel and smoky, earthy flavours. It’s a solid, rich wine with spice, game and tobacco characters lingering on the palate. It has a multi dimensional feel across the flavour and texture spectrum of the palate. The finish is round and dry with considerable complexity.
Lamb and steak dishes make obvious choice for wines with this richness but try it with a range of soft and hard cheese, dried fruit and crusty bread.
With the benefit of screw cap closure and a cool stable environment this wine cellar for over 8 years and will develop a mild crust with time. Breathing for 30 minutes or more is recommended and decanting is advised as the wine ages.