In taming the rugged, steep slopes of his McLaren Vale property Tintara in 1862, founder Dr Alexander Kelly was presented with quite a challenge in planting his vineyard. A pioneer in viticulture, Dr Kelly chose to work with the terrain, planting each vine to match the contours of the land, in terraced vineyard rows. Such were the curves of these vineyards, they became known as 'Horseshoe Rows'.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
A bouquet of appealing ripe, plump dark fruits, tempered by regional character of dark chocolate and brown spices. Balanced notes of toast, vanilla and cedar from oak maturation support the generous fruit character.
The ripe, plump dark fruits on the nose continue to the palate, manifesting as juicy and plush dark berry fruits. The balance with oak and acidity give the wine a sophisticated mouth-feel and length - the synergy of generosity and style resulting in a regionally distinct Shiraz with the hallmarks of a distinguished wine with ageability.