Pure Quality | Pure History | Pure McLaren Vale
We set out to make a wine that Australia could be proud of. Something so pure in quality that possesses such craft & style that it would become an Australian icon.
To make this wine Dad and I grew 10’s of 1000’s of grapes and made over 400 barrels of Shiraz – all but 5 were rejected.
We did not release this wine until we knew we had a vintage that was exceptional.
A wine like this can be a double edged sword for a winemaker – on the one side there is the enormous weight of expectation, after all this is Pure Black, yet on the other it can be as simple as assembling your very best barrels – which is just what we have done.
Bouquet & Palate
Blood and iron yield to dark rose florals, cold black tea, and wet clay. Broods with black olives, fresh roasted coffee, and tar. Fire charred rosemary, lamb fat, and violets. Ripe plums, pomegranate mollases, mudcake, and cherry pie. Mulberry, cherry, blackberry, and gravel. All packed in a sweet-leather tobacco pouch. Thunderously rolling palate, dense, intense, and lingering. Pulses with bombast and crunch. Earthy and alive. Showboating its way to a generous finish. Satisfying and cellar-worthy.
There’s a temptation to sear a Tomahawk steak and be done, however there’s a subtlety here too that works well with a cranberry glazed lamb shank, or a cranberry and pistachio nut roast.
- Type: Red
- Varietal: Shiraz
- Region: South Australia
- Appellation: McLaren Vale
- Vintage: 2018