Grape: Shiraz (99%) Viognier (1%)
Ageing Potential: Drink now - 2027
Perfect with: Braised beef cheeks in red wine
You’ll love if you love: Rhone Valley Syrah, cool climate, elegant Shiraz
Why you’ll love it:
La Maline is an effortlessly elegant Barossa Shiraz. The fruit is sourced from four vineyards in the higher parts of the north-west Barossa, Moculta, Eden Valley and the Eastern foothills. Made only in tiny quantities, the fruit undergoes a wild ferment in large format oak (about 30% new) and sees a healthy dose of whole bunches and a small amount of Viognier skins adds to the intoxicating aroma. The 2015 is a powerful wine, no question about that. This makes sense as 2015 was a powerful year.
A super pure and sleek Barossan wine with vibrant blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, a fresh, sappy edge from the whole bunches and a vibrant perfumed close.