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2019 Dune Blewitt Springs Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

Cracking value 96 point McLaren Vale Shiraz featured in James Halliday's 2020 Top 100!

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$25.00

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About
Remarkable wine.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale typically producers a softer, more approachable style of Shiraz.

Brothers Duncan and Peter Lloyd are making the most of the regional characteristics here to deliver a McLaren Vale Shiraz that can be enjoyed immediately, as opposed to the more hulking full-bodied styles that look best with a few years under their belt.

This is made with very little interference from the boys. The fruit quality of the stellar 2019 vintage doing all the work.

It's a ripe yet easy drinking Shiraz which will be very difficult to put down.

About Dune

Duncan and Peter Lloyd are the latest generation of Lloyds (of Coriole fame) to make wine in McLaren Vale.

Growing up immersed in the hotbed of food and wine culture that is McLaren Vale, the boys have now partnered up to start their own wine project with a stunning vineyard in Blewitt Springs as the centrepiece.

The grapes are farmed organically, the wines are made with a gentle touch, but rather than let the 'minimal intervention' philosophy hem them in with dogma, the boys are free to tinker and blend as they see fit.

These are fantastic, energetic wines that have set a cracking pace with only a few vintages under the brand's belt. Keep your eyes peeled for what's next for the brothers Lloyd.

The Dune vineyard
The Dune vineyard
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Whilst McLaren Vale is not a large region it is geologically diverse. The Blewitt Springs sub-region is known for deep sandy soils on yellow clays. Shiraz typically ripens later here than other parts of McLaren Vale and displays different characteristics.The sandy soils typically produce shiraz of lifted dark fruit, floral and meaty notes, the tannin is fine yet chalky and the wines are often medium bodied rather than full.

Dark yet glossy fruits, sweet herbs, demerara sugar and stained cherry juice. Medium bodied and savoury textured , plush sweet fruited palate , fine and long , nice density of tannin, unfurling layers of flavour, mulberry and cherry juice, dark spice, little smoky and incense, cured meat and a little gravelly texture to finish.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Duncan and Peter Lloyd at the blending bench
Duncan and Peter Lloyd at the blending bench
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Fermented with a mix of whole-bunch, whole-berry and crushed fruit. This really sings; it proclaims its Blewitt Springs birth with energetic, spicy, savoury notes threaded through predominantly black fruits, backed and lengthened by fine, but firm, tannins. Remarkable wine." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
McLaren Vale Wine Show

GOLD MEDAL- 95 points- 2020 McLaren Vale Wine Show

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