Geoff Merrill Henley Shiraz 2003
- Textured, savoury
- McLaren Vale
Geoff Merrill is one of McLaren Vale’s best and this is a wine that is made only in the best vintages, when after tasting the wines of the year, only the best barrels are chosen, to be aged in oak for an additional three years and then laid down to rest. Only a small amount of this wine was produced, and we are so lucky to be offering it to you today.
This shiraz is spicy and savoury, with amazing intensity of fruit and well integrated tannin and from years just resting in the bottle, getting silky and balanced. Time has also brought all those secondary characters into play, making for a wonderfully layered and deep wine. Awesome length. Very satisfying.
Rest assured, these wines have been tasted and re-corked in 2021, so are in stellar condition.
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- McLaren Vale
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- 100% Shiraz
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McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.