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2016 Rudderless Vineyard Malbec

McLaren Vale, SA

Amongst the country's finest Malbecs from a truly unique McLaren Vale producer. Just 120 dozen produced.

$35.00

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About
Here’s a Malbec that really tastes like Malbec.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Here's what is rapidly becoming one of the country's most hunted Malbecs.

Grown in the foothills of Sellicks Hill in McLaren Vale, this luscious and incredibly well put together red is one of the more impressive examples of the variety to be found anywhere in Australia.

The inherent power and concentration of the Rudderless Malbec fruit has been beautifully tamed by winemakers Pete Fraser and Charlie Seppelt.

It's big. It's beautiful. It's a Malbec that you are going to fall in love with.

About Rudderless Vineyard

Rudderless Vineyard was planted by noted McLaren Vale wine personality, Doug Govan, owner and proprietor of the historic Victory Hotel in foothills of Sellicks Hill.

Doug began planting the 'initial' vineyard in 1999 with cuttings taken from some of his favourite vineyards around the country. Another vineyard to the West soon followed.

The wines are currently made by the Yangarra team of Pete Fraser and Charlie Seppelt, two of the region's finest and most experienced winemakers.

The resulting wines are astonishingly good. A gem of McLaren Vale and top value to boot.

View to the coast from Rudderless Vineyards
View to the coast from Rudderless Vineyards
McLaren Vale, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Here’s a Malbec that really tastes like Malbec. Blood plum and dried roses, a little spice, aniseed and cedar, something like a freshly opened deck of durries too. Medium bodied, has this lovely ripe and chewy tannin, boysenberry freshness, and a fine perfume wafting about in the mouth. Finish is firm, sure, and appropriately long. Energetic and, well, very good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The malbec adds up to a mere 487 vines from a 5-acre site that includes shiraz, graciano, grenache and mataro. There's no denying the quality, and while it has the variety's telltale dark plum and plummy character, it's beautifully restrained and fresh. Hints of black shoe polish on new leather, exotic spices, and plush tannins fall into place." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Blend : Malbec (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Rudderless main man Doug Govan
Rudderless main man Doug Govan
McLaren Vale, SA
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