McLaren Vale The Peak Shiraz Cabernet 2018
About The Wine
Deep ruby, purple core with bright crimson edges. Pronounced, ripe red cherries and mulberries with overtones of cedar and vanilla pod. Rich and rounded. Intense flavours of juicy cherries and dark fruits with subtle sweet spice. The wine is complemented by a good length and soft tannins.
Comments From Wine Buyer Steve
Our company prides itself on dealing with some of the most awarded wineries in Australia. We find that these wineries put the most love and passion into their wines and the supplier of this McLaren Vale The Peak Shiraz Cabernet 2018 is no exception. This great Shiraz Cabernet 2018 has spent 12 months in French oak and Intense flavours of juicy cherries and dark fruits with subtle sweet spice. The wine is complemented by a good length and soft tannins.Sensational value at $12.00 per bottle.
My Score 91/100 – WACC Silver Medal.
What is Shiraz Cabernet?
Shiraz Cabernet is a blend of exactly that Shiraz and Cabernet. In regards to Shiraz the French and Americans call it Syrah, we call it Shiraz. A versatile variety and well suited to a range of climates, and can be found in most of the grape growing regions of Australia.
In hot climates (such as the Barossa Valley of Australia), Shiraz is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions, the acidity and tannin levels of Shiraz allows the wines produced from the grape to have favourable aging potential. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognised red wine grape varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognised through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. From France, the grape spread across the world and can be found in Australia’s Margaret River, Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Mt Barker and Coonawarra regions.
The classic profile of Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be full-bodied wines with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine’s ageing potential. In cooler climates, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to produce wines with blackcurrant notes that can be accompanied by green bell pepper notes, mint and cedar which will all become more pronounced as the wine ages.
About The Producer
The producer of this McLaren Vale Shiraz Cabernet 2018 is one of Australia’s largest and awarded wine producers. The winery produces many different types of wines under a huge variety of brands. They produce some of Australia’s most loved commercial sparkling wines and traditional method sparkling wines. They are rated a perfect 5 Red Stars by James Halliday in his 2019 Wine Companion.
About The Region:
Only 45 minutes south of Adelaide in South Australia, McLaren Vale is home to sustainable winegrowing, world-class wines and culinary experiences, as well as pristine natural attractions and unparalleled tourism offerings.
South Australia’s viticultural origins began in McLaren Vale and our region’s Mediterranean climate continues to drive our region’s wine style and diverse food culture.
Best known for Shiraz, McLaren Vale also excels in the production of ultra-premium Grenache and Cabernet. Mediterranean varieties such as Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese are also very well suited climatically and provide wine lovers with yet another layer of discovery.
Over one third of our cellar doors offer local produce as part of the tasting experience – from high-end, starred restaurants to casual platters – there is a wine and food combination to suit any taste.
Our region’s 30 kilometres of breath-taking coastline and ranges define McLaren Vale’s boundaries, and the distinct landscapes and environment within.