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One of the closely guarded secrets which remained cardinal to the preeminence of Grange Hermitage, was the sacred tally of exceptional vineyards which were called on to provide fruit for the new world's most stately Shiraz. The elite Grange Growers Club is one of the nation's more exclusive fellowships, an illustrious canon of distinguished wine growing families which are the stuff of Australian viticultural history. One of McLaren Vale's most eminent dynasties, Oliver's of Taranga were an essential inclusion into many of the mighty Grange's most memorable vintages. Oliver Taranga's estate flagship HJ Reserve Shiraz represents peerless value for a wine of its provenance, power, persistence and depth, $50.99 and drinking sensationally... A principal part of the great grange»
William James Maxwell was an architectural sculptor who migrated from Scotland to Australia in 1875. He built a mock castle and established a family vineyard just outside Adelaide, which he named Woodlands Park. His son planted vines in nearby McLaren Vale and his grandson served a term as winemaker for Hardy Wines at the historic Tintara wineworks. William Maxwell's progeny remain in McLaren Vale, producing the southern hemisphere's most successful brands of Honey Mead, as well as vintages of the most extraordinary value in McLaren Vale Shiraz. But what does Maxwell taste like? Gentleman James Halliday describes Maxwell as robust, picking the eyes out of McLaren Vale shiraz; licorice, dark chocolate, savoury firm, ripe tannins, blackberry, positive oak the icing on the cake. Terrific.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »

Mr Riggs McLaren Vale Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Mr Riggs makes a perennially discrete assemblage of great Shiraz vineyards, owner operated by McLaren Vale's most eminent growers, Ben Rigg's Piebald Gully, Paxton’s Gateway, Wright's Duckchase, Beal’s Monapilla and Joch Bosworth's splendid Bradens site. The auspicious properties are located on some of the most fortuitious terroirs in McLaren Vale, narrow planted for low yields and stimulated by cooling gully winds which drift down the Mount Lofty ranges. These are the ideal mesoclimes for Shiraz and have been a source of the most memorable vintages.
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Case of 6
$269.50
Piebald Gully is situated in the coolest subregion of McLaren Vale, bordering Adelaide Hills. Gateway sits at the entrance of McLaren Vale, atop a hill overlooking Gulf St Vincent. Monapilla is at the base of Willunga foothills, Duckcase is located above Seaview’s old holdings to the north of McLaren Vale, the Bradens property is further towards Willunga, originally an almond grove, it is one of Bosworth's most meritorious plantings. Components are vinified in traditional open fermenters before being pressed into a combination of new and prior use French and American oaks for completion and malolactic. Parcels are kept separate throughout vinification and ageing, to be assembled three months prior to bottling.
Deep dark red. A brilliant nose of dark red cherry, black fruits, elegant new oak and char, A palate of pristine dark red berries, hints of spice, earth, tar and leather along with seamlessly integrated oak. Ripe tannins are apparent but not overwhelming, for a wine which can be enjoyed now alongside good beef and savoury, tomato based casseroles.
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