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12 Rampaging Rudolphs: The Christmas Shiraz Selection

12 different Shiraz to try, what’s not to love? Includes Brick Kiln’s Late Disgorged Sparkling from McLaren Vale which might just be the perfect palate blitzening accompaniment to Christmas brekkie. There’s also old vine brilliance from Massena, bountiful Barossa from former suppliers to Penfold’s St Henri and more... too much to list here, so much goodness! Read on for all of the juicy details!
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    12 Rampaging Rudolphs: The Christmas Shiraz Selection
    Wines In This Pack
    Barossa Valley, SA
    96pts Sam Kim
    An intense blend from the wineries best fruit from a west-facing hillside block in the prized Barossa sub-region of Marananga. A mix of mostly old and some new French and American oak is used here, allowing the oak to appear as a character rather than the plot. Black, more black and blue fruits, chocolate, mineral, liquorice, spice, blueberries, blackberries, cedar, and firm tannins.
    McLaren Vale, SA
    Gold Medal, 97pts Sam Kim, 94pts James Halliday, 95pts The Real Review, 95pts Bob Campbell
    This is unequivocally an even better edition of the Martin’s than we have seen previously, which is perhaps no surprise given it is a product of the 2018 vintage. Again, we see relatively low alcohol for a big Aussie red which, perhaps counterintuitively, allows the wine to appear as more fruit dense and concentrated than it might if it were half a degree or a full degree more ‘potent’. Fruits are blacks and blues, depth and length are superb, cedar and vanilla are a perfumed accompaniment to the fruit rich nose, and the tannins, polished, waxy and plentiful. The overall package, outstanding!
    McLaren Vale, SA
    96pts Sam Kim, Gold Medal
    This is a full bodied beast of a Shiraz. We reckon this one will improve with cellaring for 20 years, such is its structure and depth of blue and black fruits. Length and persistence are exceptional. An exceptional follow up to the highly awarded 2016 vintage.
    1 x Pasha McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 (RRP $100.00)
    McLaren Vale, SA
    Gold Medal, 96pts Winestate, 95pts Ned Goodwin, 95pts Kim Brebach, 96pts Sam Kim
    This is thrilling! It’s old-school but perfectly balanced. ‘Tis packed with uber ripe, suppurating black fruits, dark cherry, compote, notes of furniture polish and spice, black pepper, chocolate, tobacco, and leather. The richness is tamed with good acidity, providing a backbone for all that expressiveness to hang on to and in so doing, show to best effect. Stunning!
    1 x Massena Verto Shiraz 2018 (RRP $85.00)
    Barossa Valley, SA
    97 pts Sam Kim, 96pts Kim Brebach, 95pts Real Review
    A very generous old vine Shiraz sourced from vineyards in both the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Whole berries were fermented and gently basket pressed into a combination of ceramic eggs and old and new French oak. The end result is a generous, densely fruited wine offering plum, spice, coffee, chocolate and a countervailing savouriness. In short, a ripper.
    Barossa Valley, SA
    95pts Sam Kim
    Elegant and refined in its stature this is genuine, proper Barossa Shiraz. The fruit is hand-picked, hand plunged and basket pressed before spending 14 months in mostly old French oak resulting in a wine rich and full. Cedary and spiced with deep dark berries.
    Eden Valley, SA
    96pts Sam Kim, 96pts Kim Brebach, 94pts James Halliday, 93pts Real Review
    An Iron fist in a velvet glove, featuring big tannins and even bigger fruit. Grapes were taken from the revered Stonegarden vineyard, planted in 1858. Aromas and flavours can best be described as dark! Plums, chocolate, pudding, spice, cinnamon and more. Complex, beguiling, deep, and delicious!
    McLaren Vale, SA
    94pts Patrick Eckel
    Take high quality McLaren Vale Shiraz, give it the methode Champenoise treatment and then age it ‘sur lie’ in bottle for 28 months prior to disgorgement, dosage and bottling. This late disgorged bottling of the 16 Brick Kiln sparkling Shiraz is exclusive to us at windirect.com.au and is a beauty. Rich, fluffy, spiced, black fruited and bubbly, it finishes relatively dry and is a joy to drink by itself, with turkey, baked ham, a platter of antipasto or crispy skinned pork belly.
    Clare Valley, SA
    95pts Kim Brebach, 95pts Sam Kim
    Intense and velvety black and blue fruit here, along with loose leaf black tea and spices. The acid is fantastic, playing the perfect underscore to the fruit and giving this wine excellent lift and length. Tannins are fine and firm. Superb to drink now and for the next decade.
    Barossa Valley, SA
    94pts Kim Brebach, 94pts Sam Kim, 92pts James Halliday
    The Lienert’s have been farming in the Barossa for 150 years and decided to add some vines to their property about 20 years ago. The first fruit from 2004 and 2005 vintages went straight to the pool room, aka into Penfold’s St Henri. Funnily enough they then planted a lot more vines and introduced many more clonal variations of Shiraz. When they decided to start making booze, we conspired with them to come up with a wine from the best parcels of their best seven clonal selections of Shiraz. The intention – to make a wine which is floral and beguiling on the nose, densely fruited on the palate, long, complex and bloody awesome. For this very special wine, each clone was harvested and fermented separately (you can see details on the clones below!) with the harvest date chosen to allow each grape to express its best characters. The case of EVOS12 (Eden Valley clone) was harvest earlier than the others to allow for a beautiful perfume and liveliness in the final wine. Fermentation is done in tiny open top fermenters which are hand plunged up to four times a day. Certain clones are fermented cooler to better express delicate aromatics whilst some are plunged and pumped over to achieve a more structural element. The trick is finding the right balance. Anyways, we love this wine and encourage you to give it a rip.
    McLaren Vale, SA
    5 x Gold Medals, 96pts James Halliday, 94pts IWC
    Whole bunch fruit from an exceptional, low yielding vineyard, is open fermented in mostly older French, Bugarian and American oak. We found blackberries, cherries, satsuma plum, liquorice and a perfume of cedary oak. Finishes with very fine tannins. Bloody lovely now and will only improve with age. Consistently one of the best Shiraz to come out of the McLaren Vale.
    Barossa Valley, SA
    96pts James Halliday, 93pts Real Review
    An opulent wine grown and vinified on the ancient soils of Marananga, a sub-region of the Barossa Valley. Fruits are blue and black, the length and concentration exceptional, and furry tannins to finish. Just entering its prime, this wine has a good decade ahead of it.
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