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2016 Rudderless Vineyard Shiraz Malbec

McLaren Vale, SA

Rudderless is one of the more interesting producers in McLaren Vale, and this stunning blend perfectly encapsulates Doug Govan and Charlie Seppelt's winemaking.

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$35.00

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About

About The Wine

The Shiraz Malbec blend is one of the more sought-after of the Rudderless Vineyard wines.

A full bodied but beautifully balanced red with true regional charisma and charm, this is outstanding buying if you are looking for something to either drink now or cellar.

The 2016 vintage has received 95 points from both Jane Faulkner and Gary Walsh.

This is a wine for true lovers of the robust McLaren Vale style.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

Blend : Shiraz (60%), Malbec (40%)
ABV : 13.80%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"There’s a bit of X-Factor here, from the first sniff, you can sense it. Plum, dried rose, toasted hazelnut, subtle mint fragrance. Medium bodied, deliciously nutty flavour and exotic perfume, toothsome tannin, fine acidity, and long finish where those hazelnuts and umami things just keep on keeping on. It’s bloody grouse." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"60/40% blend, and what a colour - deep, dark purple-garnet; these two gems, one a stalwart of the Vale, malbec less well known, work in unison. Expect a fragrance of black shoe polish, dark plums, chocolate and a wave of ripe and pliable tannins crossing the length of the full-bodied palate. Add raspberry-fresh acidity and there's a wine of distinction." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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!

Sydney Metro orders will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 23rd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Sydney Metro here.

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Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Wednesday and delivered the following day in Brisbane (Thursday or Friday). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by 10am 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here.

Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

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Warehouse Pickup is available at our Sydney warehouse at 3 Fig, Ultimo, 2007. You are not able to browse our warehouse shelves and we are not licenced to sell over the counter, so please place your order online or over the phone before arriving. Feel free to call on arrival on 1300 668 385 and we can bring your order out to your vehicle.

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FaQs

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Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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