2022 Dune Blewitt Springs Shiraz

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The perfect introduction to McLaren Vale Shiraz and one of our most popular reds year-in-year-out.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale typically produces 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 doing all the work to create a ripe yet easy-drinking Shiraz which is very difficult to put down.

McLaren Vale Shiraz 101 and just unbeatable value!

"Oh-so-easy to swallow if that wasn’t forbidden."
- 95 pts, James Halliday (The Weekend Australian)

"Perfumed, nutty, meaty, black fruit. Quite ferrous, but also floral. Lovely wine."
- 94 pts, Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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.

Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Blend: Shiraz (100%)
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Closure: 750ml
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95 points - "Deeply coloured; full, rich flavours of velvety black cherry, blackberry and spice all-sorts, with tannins so round they disappear in the black fruits. Oh-so-easy to swallow if that wasn’t forbidden." - James Halliday (The Weekend Australian)

94 points - "Perfumed, nutty, meaty, black fruit. Medium to full-bodied, again quite umami with some nori flavour, choc-hazelnut and juicy dark cherry, dry spice, fleshy and creamy tannin, good length with it. Quite ferrous, but also floral. Lovely wine. I often ponder the absurdity of assigning scores to wines, so this is either 93 or 94 points. I can’t quite decide." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

4.0
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1 Total 4 star reviews: 3 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
5 reviews
  • WJ
    Will J.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    11 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Give time in cellar

    Good, but tannins need a few more years of cellaring to settle, then it will earn the high points rating given.

  • MR
    Michael R.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    McLaren goodness

    Medium bodied with plenty of flavour. Great buying.

  • S
    Smiondo
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Delightful drop!

    Full bodied, nice slightly softened tannins. Aromatic pepper and spice. Everything you expect from solid Shiraz.

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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.

Duncan and Peter Lloyd in the Dune vineyard - McLaren Vale, SA Dune

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