Rich and powerful, yet spicy and balanced - great example of newstyle McLaren Vale.
This refined and elegant, yet bold McLaren Vale Shiraz was produced to showcase one of McLaren Vales greatest varietals. It uses small amounts of wholebunch in the ferment to lift the spiciness of the wine and reign in the richness. Blackcurrant, plums and hints of raspberries are entwined with spice and pepper notes. Well balanced acidity and refined velvety tannins combine with generous fruit length to create a complete wine.
140 six packs produced
95 pts Sam Kim Wine Orbit www.wineorbit.com.nz
The wine offers fabulous fruit purity and vibrancy together with stylish complexity, showing Black Doris plum, spiced cherry, blueberry compote and vanilla characters with a lovely lift of violet. The palate is concentrated and superbly weighted, delivering layers of delectable flavours and rich texture, wonderfully framed by polished tannins. At its best: 2020 to 2027. AU$32.00. www.xowineco.com.au. March 2019.