Made in tiny batches, this 2017 McLaren Vale Shiraz from a boutique producer is a powerful evocation of the region’s inimitable terroir with prodigious length. Access it at 50% off RRP.
It may seem a relic of a different age that this rich, ripe red is bottled under cork, but it lends credence to the winery’s spirit of individuality over the course of a history stretching back over 20 years. Obviously, we can’t reveal the identity of this producer… but we can attest that the patch of vineyards on which they stake their claim is in close proximity to the legendary names of the area. Prime McLaren Vale soil that is more than evident when you pull that cork.
One notable reviewer called this Shiraz, ‘a powerful rendition of the variety.’ With notes of deep, dark berry, anise, spice, and smoked oak, it’s a concentrated and complex drop with surprising freshness that will see impressive evolution as it ages.