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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 »
It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome fruit and graceful tannins, the Giant Steps single vineyard range are all distinct for their expression of place, each articulate.. Big wines from little vineyards»

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.
Available in cases of 6
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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