2018 Cooter & Cooter Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

A juicy Shiraz, that has the rich imprint of McLaren Vale all over it.




About The Wine

Grown with minimal inputs on their estate Whites Valley vineyard, in McLaren Vale.

This wine is quite a bright, and refreshing expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz. No new oak lends itself well to Shiraz in the Vale, producing buoyant, yet juicy expressions of the varietal.

With a soft tannin profile, this juiciness extends the wine, leading to a long and moreish finish.

About Cooter & Cooter

Cooter & Cooter are Kimberly & James, a  husband and wife winemaking and grape growing duo, both of whom are second generation winemakers.

Their logo reflects the connection between the generations of winemakers within both their families. With the specific script a homage to various Cooter businesses dating back to 1847.

Purchasing their dream vineyard in 2012 in McLaren Vale, they inherited mostly youngish Shiraz, alongside some beautiful, gnarly old vine Grenache planted in the 1940, one of the elite vineyard characteristics of the region.

They have a simple and straight-forward outlook, to make wines from fruit and regions they love, with an eye on evolving their own vineyards to organic/biodynamic practices as they further establish their own roots.

The Cooter Family
The Cooter Family
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Shiraz was harvested on the 14th February, then de-stemmed and fermented in open top fermenters for 14 days. The Grenache was picked on 12th March and kept separate until final blending took place prior to bottling.


Blend : Shiraz (97%) Grenache (3%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Old Grenache vines in the Cooter vineyard
Old Grenache vines in the Cooter vineyard
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Immediately appealing with its juicy fruit, licorice, mocha and eucalypt flavours. Pure essence of the Vale with vitality and freshness; it spends 8 months in seasoned French barrels, no need of new oak as the fruit tannins add structure. It has its own groove." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday WIne Companion)

The Real Review

Bright purple hues. Plums, rosemary and sea spray aromatics. Quite full on the palate, flows quite deep with presence and drive. Dark fruits, some bresaola and dried herb spices give character. Quite firm tannic profile that slightly crimps the finish. - Stuart Knox (Real Review)


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