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2015 Samuel's Gorge Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

Shiraz from one of the hidden gems of McLaren Vale.

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About
Perhaps our most silky Shiraz yet... Bequeath it to your kids, or drink it before they get their hands on it. 

Justin McNamee, Owner/Winemaker

About the Wine

If you are looking for a hot tip when visiting McLaren Vale, do yourself a favour and make the journey to Samuel's Gorge. The cellar door looks out on one of the region's most stunning vistas and the brilliance of the wines only magnify the experience.

This is winemaker Justin McNamee's tribute to the Shiraz grape. Shiraz, he says, "reins over our province and for that matter, most regions in South Australia. Its magnitude in accessibility ought not to be confused with the magnitude of fruit flavour. It has charmed the world because it delivers concentration but concentration on a multitude of levels." 

It's a wine built around texture and balance, not out-and-out power. A more rustic and earthy representation of this famous coupling of variety and place. This is one of McLaren Vale's best-kept secrets.

About Samuel's Gorge

Samuel’s Gorge is one of McLaren Vale’s best-kept secrets. There, in his quiet neck of the woods, owner/winemaker Justin McNamee is on a mission to build “wines that are distinctly Australian with reference to the old world for texture, complexity and harmony.” 

The Samuel's Gorge wines may be scarcely available but they are highly renowned. Shiraz and Grenache are considered his fortè, but he makes stellar examples of Tempranillo, Graciano, Gamay and more.  Justin works with some of McLaren Vale's top vineyards, preferring to entrust the region's top growers to do what they do best, while he concentrates on crafting the wines together and greeting customers at his much-loved cellar door.

These are wines with a distinct personality and a rustic feel, from an adored cult SA producer.

Winemaking wizard Justin MacNamee - never afraid of getting his hands dirty
Winemaking wizard Justin MacNamee - never afraid of getting his hands dirty
Samuel's Gorge Winery, McLaren Vale, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Boysenberry, a sort of glacé cherry and rose oil perfume, dark chocolate and black olives. It’s full bodied, with ripe cherry and chocolate, but offers a distinct earthy and savoury flavour too, with ripe grainy tannin pushing it along, well-settled acidity, and a long plump finish. Very good, and interesting too." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Perhaps our most silky Shiraz yet. not the animal of 2014, but with subtle bacon bone and sopressa flavours. It shows the nuances of seasonal variation. Bequeath it to your kids, or drink it before they get their hands on it. Tomb: 10 + years

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Samuel
Samuel's Gorge main man Justin MacNamee kicking back
McLaren Vale, SA
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