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2016 Samuel's Gorge Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

Stunning Shiraz from one of the hidden gems of McLaren Vale.

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About

About the Wine

If you are looking for a hot tip when visiting McLaren Vale, do yourself a favour and make the journey to Samuel's Gorge.

The cellar door looks out on one of the region's most stunning vistas and the brilliance of the wines only magnifies the experience. This is winemaker Justin McNamee's tribute to the Shiraz grape.

Shiraz, he says, "reins over our province and for that matter, most regions in South Australia. Its magnitude in accessibility ought not to be confused with the magnitude of fruit flavour. It has charmed the world because it delivers concentration but concentration on a multitude of levels."

It's a wine built around texture and balance, not out-and-out power. A more rustic and earthy representation of this famous coupling of variety and place. This is one of McLaren Vale's best-kept secrets.

About Samuel's Gorge

Samuel’s Gorge is one of McLaren Vale’s best-kept secrets. There, in his quiet neck of the woods, owner/winemaker Justin McNamee is on a mission to build “wines that are distinctly Australian with reference to the old world for texture, complexity and harmony.” 

The Samuel's Gorge wines may be scarcely available but they are highly renowned. Shiraz and Grenache are considered his fortè, but he makes stellar examples of Tempranillo, Graciano, Gamay and more.  Justin works with some of McLaren Vale's top vineyards, preferring to entrust the region's top growers to do what they do best, while he concentrates on crafting the wines together and greeting customers at his much-loved cellar door.

These are wines with a distinct personality and a rustic feel, from an adored cult SA producer.

Winemaking wizard Justin MacNamee - never afraid of getting his hands dirty
Winemaking wizard Justin MacNamee - never afraid of getting his hands dirty
Samuel's Gorge Winery, McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

This is a silky, slippery Shiraz that oozes sweet red plum and blackberry flavours. It's super fragrant, a perfumed Shiraz from this part of the world. Plums and cherries dipped in dark chocolate. It's shapely and well proportioned. Muscular and toned. It's ribbed with sheets of chalky tannin but the suppleness of the fruit makes it so inviting. Great release. Good to go now but would look great with a little age. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

There is a special and particular joy in looking at a new wine and seeing its potential. The cool nights and long warm days of the 2016 vintage provide elegant tannins and longevity. However, we should not make the mistake of relinquishing all great wine to the cellar as this Shiraz brings immediate pleasure, also.

In this wine we see vibrancy, vivid colour and warm earth characters - distinctive traits of our region. Vines arch with blue skies and are cooled by gulf breezes. Scents of tar, leather and liquorice abound, with tones of dark bitter chocolate and coffee. Shimmering acidity lingers as the flavours are pulled along by the textural tannins.

Enjoy with charred eggplant, drizzled with tahini, lemon and chopped flat leaf parsley. If by chance you manage to cellar this captivating wine, there will be bountiful rewards as this one is a stayer.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Samuel
Samuel's Gorge main man Justin McNamee kicking back
McLaren Vale, SA
Delivery

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