McLaren Vale

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Just a short drive south of Adelaide and nestled between the sea and the Mount Lofty Ranges, McLaren Vale is among Australia's oldest wine regions. Full bodied reds are the name of the game here, with Grenache, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon the main players. McLaren Vale boasts a lot of old vines, planted up to a century ago. 

d'Arenberg 2017 Stump Jump Red 750ml

$20.78

This is a value packed wine that punches well above its weight. The bouquet is open and fruit driven displaying an abundance of red and black fruits, mixed with deft touches of spice and earthiness. You'll find generous proportions on the palate, with...

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D'Arenberg 2017 The Dead Arm Shiraz 750ml

$80.78

Dark ruby. Black and blue fruits, candied licorice, pungent flowers and a hint of vanilla on the highly perfumed nose. Lush and broad on the palate, offering bitter cherry, cassis and blueberry flavors that turn spicier and firm up through the back half...

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D'Arenberg 2018 Custodian Grenache 750ml

$31.21

An excellent release. It's flush with fruit but it crackles with savouriness and finishes with a firm handshake of tannin. Redcurrant into blueberry, clove into cedar-spice, everything in balance. Value speaks for itself. Score: 94 points --...

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Pirramimma 2019 Petit Verdot 750ml

$29.99

The 2006 Petit Verdot displays a deep garnet color and pronounced spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, fenugreek and cumin seeds over warm mulberries and kirsch, raspberry preserves and some underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with plenty of complex berry and...

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Yangarra 2017 GSM McLaren Vale 750ml

$52.95

How good is the new Australia? Plenty good, maybe even scary good. Few GSM I have experienced have the mouth presence and cushioned weight that is the perfect bed for a wine packed full of fragrant old bush vine grenache (60 percent) planted in 1946. The...

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Mitolo 2018 "The Jester" Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$34.69

Vineyard NotesThe vineyards are in the Willunga district in the southern end of McLaren Vale. The heavy grey loam soil over sandstone, intermixed with black Biscay clay, combined with a maritime climate, contribute to an even ripening period and the...

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