The Australian wine industry has been going through a very rough period recently. What this has done in my backyard, McLaren Vale, is free up some incredibly old and amazing Shiraz vineyards, which I have gleefully accepted into the RockBare fold. I really am amazed that in the six vintages since I started with RockBare Shiraz, just how many 50+ year old Shiraz vineyards I now have the pleasure of making my wine from.
If you're after a light red, then RockBare Shiraz is not for you. This is an old school, hang on to your hats, powerful gutsy McLaren Vale Shiraz. So, if you're looking for a juicy red to drink with a meal, or even the 'next red after dinner', then I think you'll like this one.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Vivid purple with violet hue.
A brooding nose reminiscent of mulled wine, loaded with spice, crushed mulberries and toasty charry oak.
Luscious, juicy palate of dark cherry and loganberry fruit provide up front supple fleshiness that gracefully integrates with elemental layers of rich mint chocolate, spicy clove, mocha, sweet vanillin, and a pleasant earthiness. The finish is generous with an abundance of mouth coating, chewy tannin and a warming touch of white pepper.
Well matched to a lamb hotpot, pan fried veal or a gem with a ploughman’s lunch.