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2019 Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Wait Vineyard Old Vine Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

The richer, more classic example of the two fantastic single-vineyard McLaren Vale Juxtaposed Shiraz in 2019.

HIGH SCORE

$37.00

5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
3 Reviews
About
Premium pedigree.

Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Wes Pearson is on an insane hotstreak at the moment cranking out some exception modern expressions of McLaren Vale at a great price.

His twin single vineyard Shiraz from 2019 are fantastic. This, the Wait Vineyard version, is the richer, more 'classic' example of McLaren Vale Shiraz.

It's rich, inky, thick with fruit and tannin but maintains great balance at the same time. In his 96 point review, Ned Goodwin MW wrote, "possibly no better expression of upper-echelon warm-climate shiraz at such a price."

About Dodgy Bros

What started as a small garage winemaking project for viticulturalist Peter Bolte, has grown into a full-time fun-filled winemaking gig.

With fruit secured from top growers with a handshake, Peter, along with Canadian winemaker Wes Pearson and 'grower extraordinaire' Peter Sommerville are now making tasty treats in a wide range of styles from excellent McLaren Vale sites.

The Dodgy Bros wines don't take themselves too seriously. These are adventurous and energetic wines with plenty of personality.

The Dodgy Bros
The Dodgy Bros
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

From the Wait family Vineyard in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. This wine comes from the ‘Sandy Corner Block’, planted in 1966. It neighbours the old Grenache block found in our Old Vine Grenache (planted 1943). This year we felt that this wine was so unique in its expression of Shiraz that it deserved to be bottled as a stand alone wine, as a homage to the vineyard. It was matured for 18 months in old French oak barriques and hogsheads, and It was not fined or filtered. This wine will reward those with patience as it will develop gracefully over the next decade, but is also approachable in its youth with bright, fresh fruit flavours. 1300 bottles produced.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028

Winemaker Wes Pearson
Winemaker Wes Pearson
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Ripe raspberry, floral, a dusting of sweet spices, almost red liquorice, with something a little earthy and peppery beneath. It’s flush, fleshy, and packed with ripe red fruit, tannin has a slightly ferrous character, but it’s so lovely and ripe, they almost feel succulent. Roll them around, and they feel great. Density and flavour, settled acidity, and a very long finish, that tannin really pushing out the finish. Flat out charming, and, with a bit of X-Factor. Perfumed, even-weighted, and plush. It’s a terrific expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

96Points
Halliday Wine companion

"The duo of single-plot Blewitt Springs shiraz under this label is exceptional. There is possibly no better expression of upper-echelon warm-climate shiraz at such a price. Premium pedigree. The salient point of differentiation being the riper, coffee grind/mocha elements of this cuvée and its darker-fruit aspersions. Minimal handling is manifest in juicy acidity and moreish precise tannins. Lots of kombu umami elements, conferring warmth and savouriness. A real pulse and fine length." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

Customer Reviews
5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
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3 reviews
  • Z
    Zamantan
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    9 months ago
    Great expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz

    Most striking thing about this was the intense perfume (violets so much so) the moment I cracked open the bottle. Good fruit weight and tannin profile make this a great value option and imo outshines a bunch of the regional heavyweights in the process too

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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  • VS
    Vanessa S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    A beautiful McLaren Vale Shiraz

    Old vine fruit really shows in this wine. Rich, velvety, so well balanced and seamless. Ripe black and blue fruits, violets, black pepper, mocha and espresso. Loved it.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • DH
    Dave H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Awesome drop

    Such a great modern grenache. Superb drinking.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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