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2016 Dune Empty Quarter

McLaren Vale, SA

Dune's twist on the classic McLaren Vale GSM. Serious booze, serious value.

HIGH SCORE

$28.00

About
All day, every day drinking, with pizazz. Appealing stuff.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Lloyd brothers have burst out of the gates with a suite of interesting and delicious examples of McLaren Vale wines.

With firm roots in the region, hailing from the great Lloyd dynasty at Coriole, this is the boys chance to spread their wings and do things their own way.

This is a blend of Grenache, Mataro, Carignan and a dash of Shiraz. Medium bodied, svelte and spicy with delicious ripe fruit flavours, they've nailed this wine from first swing of the hammer. James Halliday awarded it 95 points on release.

GSM fan? Here's something that's going to get your engine running.

About Dune

Duncan and Peter Lloyd are the latest generation of Lloyds (of Coriole fame) to make wine in McLaren Vale.

Growing up immersed in the hotbed of food and wine culture that is McLaren Vale, the boys have now partnered up to start their own wine project with a stunning vineyard in Blewitt Springs as the centrepiece.

The grapes are farmed organically, the wines are made with a gentle touch, but rather than let the 'minimal intervention' philosophy hem them in with dogma, the boys are free to tinker and blend as they see fit.

These are fantastic, energetic wines that have set a cracking pace with only a few vintages under the brand's belt. Keep your eyes peeled for what's next for the brothers Lloyd.

The Dune vineyard
The Dune vineyard
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Blend : Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan, Shiraz
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Duncan and Peter Lloyd at the blending bench
Duncan and Peter Lloyd at the blending bench
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
The Wine Front

"High quaffability but with more interest and depth than that suggests. It’s a bright, just medium weight red, quite spicy, but not overly so, and shows a crisp-dry finish that kind of feels part nouveau for all its freshness. That being said, there’s a ripple of tannin in the choc-berry world of this wine, and the smudge of dustiness that lingers gives a savoury edge. All day, every day drinking, with pizazz. Appealing stuff." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The bouquet is perfumed with meadow flowers and forest berries, precisely replayed on the light to medium bodied but intensely juicy palate" - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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