McLaren Vale is justifiably internationally recognized as one of the most acclaimed and revered Shiraz producing regions. McLaren Vale Shiraz is resplendently opulent and seductive with a mouthfeel that treads a unique combination of power and grace.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Dark colour, with a densely packed bouquet of black fruits, bitter chocolate, fruitcake and blackberry all in balance with well-handled oak; the palate is concentrated and fresh, medium-bodied and generous; approachable as a young wine, with plenty of time in the tank.
Rating 94 - Drink by 2025 - Ben Edwards, James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2010 vintage growing season commenced early due to warmer than average winter temperatures. Average rainfall also meant that many soils reached field capacity for the first time in three years. This provided the vines with sufficient moisture to support spring growth and to establish the required canopies. The weather during the vintage period was extremely favourable, with ripening occurring in an orderly and gradual manner.
The 2010 McLaren Vale Shiraz displays hedonistic blueberry, pimento and liquorice flavours. The harmonious integration and balance of these fruit flavours is further enhanced by the defiantly persistent and mouth filling savoury, yet firm, tannin structure.