Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
McLaren Vale enjoys an unrivalled reputation in Australia and indeed the world, for Shiraz grapes with fully developed characters, translating into wines of excellent fruit and fine length. Parcels of Shiraz from a catalog of prominent McLaren Vale vineyards are vinified and assembled by the highly accomplished Penys Hill team. Red Dot is fashioned to be fully approachable upon release,alongside good food and cheery company.
Situated approximately 40km to the south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is blessed by a Mediterranean climate, perfect for developing rich, ripe flavours in Shiraz and ripening the grapes fully to perfection. With winter dominant rainfall, warm, dry summers that are tempered by the proximity to the Gulf St. Vincent and low humidity, McLaren Vale is endowed with one of the most consistent climes for winemaking. Matured for twelve months in a combination of French and American oak barrels.
Bright scarlet colour. Bouquets of plum and pepper, ground complex spice and red licorice, savoury sausage and leather characters, coffee and cocoay oak. A well integrated palate of raspberry, plum and chocolate coated fruit, firm but yielding tannins and supportive oak. Finishes clean and refreshing to plum and currant characters, peppered by sweet, gentle spice.