Replete with 95 points from James Halliday, this magic McLaren Vale Shiraz is just starting to ease into itself at three years of age. Purity and depth of fruit are exceptional, as are the length, balance and fine tannins. High quality oak plays second fiddle, as it should, to gorgeous blue and black fruits. A brilliant Shiraz which is only going to keep getting better.
It's all coming up gold in this pukkah pack packed with goodness from the Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley... a stunning selection of award winning aromatic whites from Dandelion, Kirrihill and Wick's Estate.
A bit from here and a little bit from over there... McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills covers the 'here' and Piedmont represents the 'over there'. From the Vale, two incredible Grenache dominant doozies and Halliday's equal highest scoring Tempranillo (95 points). From the Adelaide Hills, a Trophy and multiple gold medal winning cellared Pinot Noir. Then two world-class Barberas, one from McLaren Vale the other from the home of Barbera in Italy.
So many exciting new wines! An achingly beautiful $80 a bottle pigeon pair from Heirloom, Dandelion's Firehawk Farm, which is their finest ever McLaren Vale Shiraz, a Bleasdale beauty and a massive 96++ pointed Barossa Shiraz from Two Sisters which might just have a $200 price tag on it if it were a Penfold's wine... Lots more too, all delicious, all worthy of your consideration.