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.



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

Critic Reviews

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)

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)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Blend : Shiraz (60%), Malbec (40%)
ABV : 13.8%
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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