What a wine - like a good deed at Christmas Timmy, It just keeps on giving and giving!
James Halliday 92 points - Published 16 Nov 2015: "Mrs Beaton's recipe is first take your 70yo estate vineyard, pick the grapes when fully, but not over-ripe, ferment in a warm container, add lots of dark cooking chocolate to the black fruits, and allow to mature in evident oak. Serve when ready or needed."
A pure example of why we here love McLaren Vale. Aromatic layers of plum, rich leather and earthy mocha undertones, the palate carries forth and produces a mighty fine celebration of a beautiful, full bodied wine. There isn’t a single missing component in the mouth- the mid is weighty and rich, the sides gripping and strong and the back lingering with hints of aniseed and slightly burnt toast. Old fashioned Shiraz should be represented more often in this area, it does it proud.
From the Producers
John and Carol’s vision of restoring a 70 year old Blewitt Springs vineyard to its former glory began in 1984. Since then the Estate has grown to include a state-of-the-art winery, allowing full control from harvest to bottling. A hands-on approach and minimal intervention allows the varietal flavours achieved in the vineyard to carry through to the bottle. The Estate Range proudly bears the family name.
This wine shows all the hallmarks of great McLaren Vale Shiraz. Full bodied with layers of forest fruits and lashings of dark chocolate. This wine is ready to drink now or will benefit from careful cellaring for 5 to 7 years.
Don't Pay: $20.00
WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Winemaker: Pieter Breugem
Drink now until: 2032
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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