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2018 Ben Haines Return To the Vale Syrah

McLaren Vale, SA

Ben Haines making McLaren Vale Shiraz sing. This savoury, svelte example is excellent value and very limited.

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$45.00

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About The Wine

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.

About Ben Haines Wines

Ben Haines has a passion for producing wines that speak with a sense of place.

Ben's philosophy that, "Provenance is the heart and soul of all great things – family, culture, food, art…" has seen him become one of Victoria's most sort after winemakers.

He built a formidable reputation as Cheif Winemaker at Mt Langi Ghiran and that is only increasing with his sole focus now turned to own label, Ben Haines Wine.

Ben works with special sites across Victoria, crafting small batches of impeccable wines that tell the stories of these great sites.

Ben surveying the vines
Ben surveying the vines
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

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.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 12.8%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Ben Haines
Winemaker Ben Haines
Yarra Valley, VIC
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Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"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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    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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