Trophy – Best Shiraz - McLaren Vale Wine ShowTrophy – Best 1 year old Shiraz - McLaren Vale Wine ShowTrophy – Best Single Vineyard Shiraz - McLaren Vale Wine ShowTrophy & 97 Points - Best in Show - 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards96 Points & Special Value Wine – Halliday’s Wine CompanionGold – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018Gold – McLaren Vale Wine Show 2018Gold - Mondiales des Vins, Canada 2019Gold – Royal Hobart 2019Gold – China Wine & Spirits 2019Gold – Royal Perth Wine Awards 2019Gold – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2019Gold – New Zealand Wine Show 2019Gold – Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2019
"Wears its regional and varietal pedigree on its sleeve. Rich and flavoursome as it is, there's a feeling of controlled power about this wine. At its core is blackberry fruit; ripe and almost luscious, but with no sense of jamminess. There's a contribution from the oak adding a cedary element, and a touch of chocolate, all bound together by fine-grained but persistent tannin." Rating: 96. Steven Creber. Halliday Wine Companion '20
Where this wine comes from - McLaren Vale
Just south of Adelaide in South Australia, McLaren Vale is a red wine drinker’s haven, producing rich, velvety textured reds the state is known for. Looking over St Vincent Gulf, the maritime influence in McLaren Vale helps to keep summer temperatures down while the steady temperatures are perfect for producing balanced reds that are certainly easy on the palate. In a similar vein to the Barossa, McLaren Vale hangs its hat on Shiraz, but similarly, Grenache and Mourvèdre play a strong supporting role – perhaps outshining the star of the show on occasion! Certainly its GSM blends deserve recognition, producing seamless wines. Enjoying its Mediterranean climate, it comes as no surprise that the wines of McLaren Vale are perfect with hearty Italian dishes – ragout, pizza, or an antipasto platter – you can’t go wrong.