|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Bling||93pts Kim Brebach|
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A typical rich, big and generous Macca Shiraz
Hesketh Small Parcels McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 - I’m not a huge fan of Shiraz, nor of McLaren Vale. I do like some of the Cabernets made here though. Anyhow, this is a typical rich, big and generous Macca Shiraz, and it revealed some lovely aromas and spices over 3 days in the open bottle. It just needs 2 -3 more years. 93+ points. BUY
Hesketh produce exceptional wines and their alternate varietals have caused quite a stir around WDHQ, leaving many a Tasting Panel member weak at the knees. They also co-own Vickery wines with John Vickery, the master and godfather of Australian Riesling. There aren’t too many staff orders that don’t feature a bottle or 3 of one of these wines....
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as oppo...
Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. The climate is markedly different from the Barossa, being much more Mediterranean with four clear seasons and higher rainfalls. McLaren Vale reds reflect this, showing deep complexity and power along with the ability to cellar for decades. While Shiraz grabs the most attention, chocol...
Looking for something to stand up to that big, bad red? Look here. And throw some garlic mash on the side....
A winter staple in the boss' household. It’s hearty, delicious and is a great excuse to open a bottle of red wine in the middle of the day! ...