Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Crafted from precious parcels of old vines Shiraz cropped at one or two tons per acre, vinified in a collection of ancient open top fermenters. In 1891 Herbert and Frederick Kay planted 30,000 Shiraz vine cuttings, originating from the Thomas Hardys McLaren Vale Tintara Vineyard. Tintara was planted in the 1850s by Dr A.C. Kelly who probably obtained the vine cuttings from his Trinity Vineyard at Morphett Vale. Dr Kelly drew his original planting material from the Busby collection, through sources in Europe and quite likely from other local viticulturalists circa 1842.
Dark deep scarlet. Full of regional aromatics, spicy and fine, caramel and prunes, confection and sweet raspberries in the punnet. The fruit is plump and chunky, muskyness and earth, violets and cassis. An incredibly powerful palate, like teak and tar, concentrated and dark, plums and prune supported by ground coffee and chocolate, turkish delights and fragrant mocha oak.