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2018 Ministry of Clouds McLaren Vale Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

Polished full-bodied Shiraz from McLaren Vale.

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About The Wine

Ministry of Clouds duo Julian Forwood and Bernice Ong have a great feel for making quality McLaren Vale Shiraz.

For this wine, they blend two parcels of fruit: they first from their Onkaparinga Rocks vineyard and another from a well-known site in Blewitt Springs.

Their objective was to create a more modern, slender representation of McLare Vale Shiraz and they've absolutely nailed it.

It's all red and blue fruits with a twist of licorice and a smooth glide of fine sandy tannin. This release received 96 points from James Halliday. It's a very safe bet if you're a fan of contemporary McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Bernice Ong and Julian Forwood
Bernice Ong and Julian Forwood
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Sand & Stones may break my bones, but geology will never hurt me…

Born of one of the most ancient and geologically diverse wine regions in the world, McLaren Vale, this wine is made from Australia’s most ubiquitous grape – Shiraz. With the aim that this Shiraz reflects our view of the region, we combine a famed dry grown Blewitt Springs deep sandy vineyard, and a younger more structured and fragrant parcel from the shallow old bedrock of our own Onkaparinga Rocks vineyard in the hope of a more modern, slender and youthful expression.

Composition

Layers of cool blue and red fruit lift with layers of allspice and cardamom to entice, supported by a gentle oak creaminess, which progresses to the palate exhibiting a deep fruit weight kept bright, nervy, and fleshy and filed down nicely by fine and savoury tannin line.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.10
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Ministry of Clouds winery
Ministry of Clouds winery
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"From an estate block in Onkaparinga and a Blewitt Springs parcel. Hand-picked, 12% whole bunches plus whole berries, matured for 12 months in large format used French oak. This has a bright and lively bouquet and an equally expressive palate of red cherry, peppered with spice and splashes of licorice." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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