2017 Inkwell Reckoner Cabernet Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

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


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A highly complex and rewarding wine for the price.

Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

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, along with the soft, sumptuous qualities of chocolatey McLaren Vale Shira, makes 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.

Dudley and Irina amongst their vines
Dudley and Irina amongst their vines
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Inkwell’s Reckoner is a single vineyard blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Shiraz. Wild-fermented, without additions on site and barrel aged in 56% new and 44% old French oak for eighteen months. Grown in thin loam on the Pirramimma Sandstone formation. Minimum effective SO2 added.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), Shiraz (38%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Dudley and Irina
Dudley and Irina
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"An intriguing wine that boasts the depth and ripeness of the Vale, meshed uncannily with savoury scents of an older world origin. Leather polish, cardamom, trussed game, cassis, mint, mace, bouillon and a verdant potpourri of herb. Sage-crusted tannins, nicely wrought. A smear of black olive coaxes further structural latticework. A highly complex and rewarding wine for the price." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)


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