2016 Inkwell Reckoner Shiraz Cabernet

McLaren Vale, SA

Great take on a classic Aussie red from Dudley and Irina.



About The Wine

If you're looking for an organic red wine that feels like a classic Aussie red, you've come to the right place.

This Cabernet dominant blend is a great example of why this varietal pairing works so well. 

The structure of the Cabernet, all firm and defined, with the soft, sumptuous qualities of chocolatey McLaren Vale Shiraz making the ride through the mouth as smooth as a ride on a magic carpet.

This Cab/Shiraz is delicious to the last drop.

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Reckoner is a mouth coating and fresh take on the great Australian blend. The pairing of blackberry, ripe haricots vert and natural acidity found in great cabernet fill the middle palate while Inkwell Block 4 Shiraz provides the chocolate, tar, licorice and dusty fruit tannin structure." - Inkwell Wines

Additional Info

From The Producer

Inkwell’s 2016 Reckoner is a single vineyard blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Shiraz. Wild-fermented, without additions on site and barrel aged in 27% new and 73% old French oak for fifteen months. Grown in thin loam on the Pirramimma Sandstone formation. Minimum effective SO2 added. Alc/Vol 13.2%

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), Shiraz (38%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery Information

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Pricing & Discounts

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This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.