2018 Ben Haines Return To the Vale Syrah

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Ben Haines making McLaren Vale Shiraz sing. This savoury, svelte example is excellent value and very limited.
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Ben Haines has a knack for coaxing the very best out of cool-climate Australian Shiraz. If you need further convincing, just look at the great work he did at Mount Langi during his tenure as winemaker.

For Ben's triumphant "Return To The Vale", he has chosen a particularly cool patch of the region, a biodynamically farmed vineyard in the north of McLaren Vale as his source.

He has turned out a beauty here. It's a dark, savoury and slightly wild Shiraz with a brightness of fruit which is possibly A-typical of the region and absolutely gorgeous to drink.

Sourced from Block 3 of the biodynamically-farmed Gateway vineyard at the northern end of McLaren Vale. Gateway is an elevated site with a north-easterly aspect overlooking the Gulf St Vincent and with views back towards the Adelaide Hills. Cooling ocean breezes make this vineyard one of the coolest shiraz sites in McLaren Vale.

Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Blend: Shiraz (100%)
ABV: 12.80%
Closure: 750ml
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95 Points - "Gee, it’s as much Morgon as McLaren Vale is my reading, and really offers a dramatically different expression of Shiraz. Spicy, dried flowers, cherry, fresh blackberry, grilled meat and new leather. Medium-bodied, tight, tense and tannic with a crushed rock feel to tannin, bright cranberry acidity, saline and savoury, black olive and dried herb, with a very firm finish of excellent length. So dry. So good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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    Damien C.
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    10 months ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Ben Haines Syrah

    Great wine, full bodied with a fruity note, perfect for the evening when you want a great red.

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