Treasures McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018

17.25 13.80

20% off Australia


A real stunner here from John Quarisa — full, nearly opaque McLaren Vale Shiraz, matured for 18 months in a combination of American and French oak of varying age.

A huge, inviting nose of sweet raspberry, cedar and mocha, the lush palate is generous and spicy, with delicious characters of ripe blackberries and hints of caramel. Intense and long, with a satisfying, moreish finish.

Has enough fruit to enjoy on its own but pairs brilliantly with seared meats too.

  • Rich, weighty, fruity
  • 750ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2026

Producer: Quarisa Wines

Established in 2005 and based in the McPherson Ranges in rural New South Wales, John and Josephine Quarisa lease winery space and source fruit from various established regions throughout Australia to craft full-flavoured wines of excellent value. Australians of Italian heritage, their mottos ‘passion is everything’ and ‘never take life too seriously’ perfectly represents the attitude they have towards their venture and life in general.

A winemaker for over 30 years, during which time he has worked for some of the country’s largest and most well-known wineries including McWilliams, Casella and Nugan Estate, John has been awarded some of Australia’s greatest accolades including both the Jimmy Watson and Stodart Trophies. After becoming an International and Australian Wine Show Judge, John’s experience and passion drove him to develop a range of wines that reflected the attributes he loves in great wines; down to earth, full of character and approachable are words which describe both the winemaking style and the winemaker himself.

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92 Points
James Halliday


  • James Halliday

    "A bright and fragrant bouquet, showing blackberry, bitter chocolate, licorice and fruitcake spice; medium to full bodied, and certainly no shrinking violet, the freshness of fruit and acidity is commendable, as is the value." 

  • Food & Wine magazine

    "Thoroughly seductive wine... easily justifies its price and makes the strongest argument possible for trading up to get real quality and satisfaction."

    *Recommended by F&W as 'Best Weekday Buy'

  • Irish Independent

    Liam Campbell

    "Warmed earth and ripe black fruity aromas. Intense juicy and fleshy black fruits with an earthy terroir palate and a warming finish. Needs a rich and dark gamey dish - venison in a red wine sauce."

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