Two beauties and an ugly duckling? It's well known that Shiraz and Cabernet make great bedfellows, but in a rare case of "three's company", the Bordeaux blender Petit Verdot takes this wine to another level, with its vibrant colour and rich nose. All three varietals conspire to achieve the balance, elegance and structure of this classic Wirra Wirra red, complemented by 12 months in American and French oak.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
I can’t recall a better Scrubby Rise than this. Restrained but spicy plum aromas, quite deeply flavoured and fleshy on the palate, fruit-driven, soft and mild-mannered. It’s generous and fruity, if not exactly complex. Huon Hooke, The Sydney Morning Herald (MAR/2011)
This has blueberry and violet flavours, some gentle spice, and some underlying dark fruit. A versatile wine and typical super value.Rick Allen, Parramatta Advertise (DEC/2010)
Juicy choc-berry flavours with a little jamminess, some spice and coffee and only the most modest of tannins to stop it from sliding down.”Jeremy Pringle Wine Will Eat itself Blogspot(DEC/2010)
...this shows plenty of red fruits and plum on the nose and palate, with a touch of chocolate and fine tannins on the finish. Try it over the next few years with just about any grilled red meats or gourmet sausages.Michael Frost, Courier Mail (JAN/2011)
The mix is good, all-round slurpable red with some backbone as well as plenty of good front-end fruit joy.Tony Love, Daily Telegraph (FEB/2011)
A well-made, multi-varietal red blend from one of McLaren Vale’s most consistent producers, Scrubby Rise has a pleasant mix of ripe berry fruits, spice and earthy regional notes, lightly touched by oak. In the mouth it’s a mellow, easy-drinking style with gentle tannins.Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age Epicure (APR/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Shiraz (47%), Cabernet Sauvignon (39%), Petit Verdot (14%).
Brilliant deep crimson hue, with vibrant purple edge.
Pungent primary red fruits, stewed Satsuma plums and spicy notes are complemented by subtle sweet oak lift and hints of chocolate and mocha.
Soft fleshy primary fruits of plums and ripe blackcurrants, with creamy textural palate supported by soft silky tannin structure.
Now to 5 years.
Marinated fresh sardines, with sourdough toast and olive tapenade.