This big, juicy McLaren Vale Shiraz comes from one of our favourite South Australian producers. One of your favourites, too. It’s normally $40, but right now you can buy it for just half that -- $20 per bottle in sixes. At that price, however, we can’t advertise the label.
As James Halliday says in his 96 point review, you’ll be getting McLaren Vale Shiraz loud and proud -- blackberry and black cherry wrapped in dark chocolate. What’s extra-special is the way the wine expresses its McLaren Vale origins at the same time as it displays quite extraordinary richness and depth.
It’s a wine made with skill, and care. It’s what you get when you take fully-ripe, hand-sorted Shiraz from a low-yielding vineyard, turn it into wine with plenty of colour and flavour but not too much tannin, then pull the whole thing together with 16 months in mostly three and four-year-old oak barrels. It’s also a gold-plated bargain.