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2012 Inkwell Deeper Well Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

The flagship Shiraz from the Inkwell estate. All power and intensity and drinking beautifully.

HIGH SCORE

$90.00

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About
It’s like falling into your favourite velour bean bag, only easier to get up.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is the top of the tree from the Inkwell stable.

This is the very best Shiraz from their McLaren Vale estate.

It gets treated to the finest oak and the longest time in bottle before release, all the bells and whistles of a super-premium McLaren Vale Shiraz from an organic vineyard.

There's no getting around it, this is a big, heavy-duty wine. Deep pools of fruit. An earth-shattering level of concentration.

Well worthy of the 95 points from Gary Walsh.

About Inkwell

Husband and wife duo Dudley Brown and Dr. Irina Santiago-Brown of Inkwell Wines in McLaren Vale, are true advocates of sustainable farming practices and are self confessedly “fanatical about (their) vines and wines.”

The Inkwell Wines are all produced from their beautiful organically farmed vineyard while the Dubstyle wines are a range designed as a way for them to stretch their winemaking wings beyond the reaches of their home vineyard.

They've found some stunning vineyards in the surrounding areas to source from, they make the wines at their home in McLaren Vale, then like any great music track, they mix and blend the certain parts until the wine 'sounds' just right. 

Inkwell wines have a signature power and strength which does their home region proud.

Love in the vines with Dudley and Irina
Love in the vines with Dudley and Irina
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Deeper Well is a vintage select wine made each vintage from our most age worthy Shiraz parcels after eighteen months ageing in new and old French oak barrels. The wine is then only released at five years of age.

This wild fermented single vineyard wine builds complexity from two different types of Shiraz grown on two different geologies in adjoining blocks at Inkwell. Only 800 bottles produced.

2012 was a classic vintage for Inkwell and McLaren Vale. The exceptional ripening conditions allowed for the full development of the dark chocolate, tar and licorice flavors Inkwell is known for. Fine tannins spread Deeper Well evenly across the palate and provide for a long finish. Suitable for enjoying now or for long term cellaring. Alc/vol 14.8%.

A perfect wine for special occasions and gifts. Our best wine to date.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.80%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Quite a bit of oak here of the sweet nougat kind, though certainly there’s a deep well of fruit to support it. Coffee cream chocolate, violets, earth, black fruits, full-bodied, supple and packed with tannin, with an intense blackcurranty flavour and that kind of settled acidity too, thick, fresh and long to close, with perhaps a little mint chocolate off on the horizon. It’s like falling into your favourite velour bean bag, only easier to get up." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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FaQs

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