Semaphore McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017


6 Bottles


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Sam Kim 94 points 5 stars.

This is staggeringly delicious. Gorgeous aromas of black/blueberry, plum jelly, chocolate tart, vanilla and cedar with nuances of black olive and warm spice on the nose. The palate is concentrated and powerful with loads of ripe fruit flavours backed by velvety mouthfeel and silky tannins. The wine is sumptuous and opulent, while offering firm structure and harmony. At its best: now to 2026

McLaren Vale is one of South Australia's oldest and most picturesque regions, nestled between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the white, sandy beaches of the Gulf of St Vincent. It has been producing wine since 1838 and is one of the most historically important vineyard areas in Australia. It offers exceptional wines and regional produce all set amongst rolling vineyards, a rugged coastline and a charming collective of villages. With so much to offer winemakers and with its natural propensity toward change and experimentation, the region produces a broad range of styles. The geology of the region was formed over 550 million years and includes a wide range of soils but red/brown loamy sand is quite common along with areas of terra rossa. A cooling effect from the Southern Ocean winds creates substantial meso-climate variation as exposure to or protection from this influence can dictate quality. The combination of these elements produce ripe, exciting and flavoursome fruit with great structure and acidity.

This fruit was grown on the Semaphore subsoils of the western/Central area of McLaren Vale. Letting the various complimentary vineyard site characters shine through was most important when making this wine. We aimed to produce a wine reflecting the Australian style of Shiraz and the typical McLaren Vale characters as purely as possible. Whole bunch fermentation adds tannin and grip to the structure.

Biodynamics is like supercharged organics, it's an exciting growing and holistic farming technique established decades ago, adhering to organic principals and using lunar calendar for various plant and soil management activities. The biodynamic approach includes its treatment of animals, crops, and soil as a single system.
Varieties   Shiraz 100%
Vine age   25+ years
Serving    We suggest decanting 90 minutes before drinking
Food Match    A terrific match with roast meats
Harvest    Handpicked
Winemaking    35% whole bunch fermented at up to 29C for 13 days with hand plunging and pumpovers. Malolactic fermentation occurred in tank.
Oak    30 months in new and 3 year old French oak.
Yield   3.0 tonnes per acre
Cellaring     Drink by 2030
Bottling Date    August 2017


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