|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Bling||Gold Medal, 96pts Sam Kim, 93pts Wine Showcase Magazine, 93pts Kim Brebach|
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Needs more time as well to show its real charms.
Monterra Reserve Shiraz 2016 – The twin brother of the Cabernet, similar style, depth and concentration but more pepper and spice. Needs more time as well to show its real charms. 93++ points.
Mike Farmilo is a former maker of Penfolds Grange, St Henri and Bin 707 and twice winner of the Jimmy Watson Trophy. He has been making wine in McLaren Vale for over 30 years and is a legend of the industry......
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! ...