Our Cru McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 and Inc McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016 were both recently awarded five stars and equal top of their categories by Winestate Magazine. To celebrate we put together this award winning mixed 6 pack!
Cru McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017
Blended from our vineyards across the broader McLaren Vale region from as far south as Sellicks Hill through McLaren Vale, McLaren Flat and Blewitt Springs. Deep inky purple in colour, our 2017 McLaren Shiraz offers intense blackberry, currants and spice aromas with a background of creamy vanillin oak derived from barrel maturation. The palate is long and dark, bursting with fruit flavour. The mid-palate generosity leads to a classy and elegant finish of great length. Tremendously satisfying, our McLaren Vale Shiraz ticks plenty of boxes for the Shiraz lovers out there. Our Shiraz pairs beautifully with Italian foods. Try wood fired pork and fennel sausage pizza.
Inc McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
Our single vineyard Inc Shiraz is crafted from the 65 year old vines at our home on the Ingoldby vineyard to produce this classic McLaren Vale Shiraz of immense character and intensity. It is blended from a selection of only the finest barrels from our McLaren Flat vineyard. The incredibly consistent fruit with sound concentration is supported by open fermentation with extended skin contact. The dark fruit spectrum is supported seamlessly by maturation in French and American oak (25% new) for an 18 month period.
The depth of colour alludes to the overall intensity and pedigree of this Shiraz. On the nose there is spice and a rich dark fruit purity with a lashing of toasty oak influence. Intense blackberry and dark cherry fruit flavour dominate the mid palate with a hint of white pepper and spice. The complexing oak influence melds elegantly with the wines dark fruit and dark chocolate concentration. Beautifully balanced with tremendous length of flavour, this Shiraz speaks of the provenance of the old vines at the Ingoldby Vineyard.