It’s no secret that McLaren Vale is home to some of the best Shiraz in Australia, which is why Geoff and winemaker Shane go there for this hand crafted edition.
Selected at peak ripeness, grapes are carefully crushed and slowly fermented with loads of skin contact for extra colour and depth of flavour. Maturation is for 19 months in French oak hogsheads, around 15% new.
Full and intense on the nose, with masses of cherries, plums, blackberry compote, mocha and herbal characters, and a twist of fresh peppercorn on the finish. The palate is fresh and vibrant, loaded with super ripe plums and blackcurrants, intermingled with subtle vanilla bean, savoury spices and well integrated oak, finishing long and clean with some red berry tang.
Serve up with braised beef shanks in a red wine gravy.
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