The sixth bottling of the Wade Block 2 from McLaren Flat. Grown in deep sand, this is an amazing vineyard in that it is approximately ten years old, but planted with cuttings sourced from a very old local vineyard and own roots. Again, very distinctive and complex, and more than qualifies for the ‘Single Vineyard’ label.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Shows more development than the Graveyard, presumably higher pH from much higher alcohol. The palate is trenchantly regional, with dark chocolate and luscious confit plum. Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep, purple red and very dense, almost ‘brooding’.
Savoury briar notes along with the expected lush, McLaren Vale blackberry jube fruit. Integrated vanillin oak edge.
Seamless palate combining ripe tannins, dark berry/chocolate Shiraz fruit and perfect oak. Some “Turkish Delight” sweet fruit at the start and long from the alcohol/glycerol. An almost spicy after palate. A classic McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Machine harvested, crushed and chilled to tanker in McLaren Vale. Vinomatic fermentation in the Hunter. Not overly rotated, as soft tannins are required. Oak maturation 80% American and 20% French. The latter mostly new and 1 year old.
Medals & Trophies
Bronze Medal, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2011
Bronze Medal, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2010