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"A top value, well-made wine from a great producer" Real Review.

Perfumed with rich fruits mixed with dried herbs with a delicate violet lift

Perfect with braised veal with gnocchi, a vegetable medley & red wine jus

Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

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$15.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $95.94 6 Btls, $83.43
Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded Best Buy Awarded 89/100 Points
Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

Member rating / 3
Planted in 1972, the Scrubby Rise vineyards at Wirra Wirra sit on ancient rocks more than 100,000 years old...
$15.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $95.94 6 Btls, $83.43

Accolades

Awarded 90/100 Points

Toni Paterson, Real Review, Apr 2019

Awarded Best Buy

Real Review, Apr 2019

Awarded 89/100 Points

Huone Hooke, Real Review, Apr 2019

Description

"Bright red fruit aromatics, with perfumed cherry notes plus a hint of Turkish Delight. The palate has good clarity with excellent juiciness and succulence. The tannins are soft, and the flavours are moreish. A top value, well-made wine from a great producer" Toni Paterson, Real Review, Apr 2019

"Medium to deep red colour with a purple tint. The bouquet is earthy, plummy and straightforward, with a hint of cherry liqueur. The wine is medium to full-bodied and tight, with firm but not too assertive tannins, and very ripe, warm-grown flavours. Generous and ample. This is great value for money" Huone Hooke, Real Review, Apr 2019

Deep plum with a crimson hue in the glass. Lifted fruits of raspberry, plum, mulberry and blackberry. The rich fruits are mixed with dried herbs with a violet lift. The palate is bright and juicy with plum and dark berry fruits. The rich, succulent fruit is framed by fine tannins providing a wine of lovely weight and balance. Drink now but will reward careful cellaring for up to 6 years.

Individual vineyard parcels were crushed and destemmed to stainless static red fermenters and pumped over daily, dependent upon levels of colour, flavour and tannin extraction. Once the desired levels were extracted, the ferment was pressed, with fermentation completed in stainless steel tanks prior to malo-lactic fermentation in seasoned American and French oak.

Planted in 1972, the Scrubby Rise vineyards at Wirra Wirra sit on ancient rocks more than 100,000 years old. The fact that they are totally flat and contain no “scrub” or bush whatsoever was of more interest to the late Greg Trott, who gave them their dubious name. As one might call a redhead “Bluey” or a tall man “Shorty”, Trott drew on traditional Aussie humour to make the point that we shouldn’t take life too seriously. Be dedicated to your task he said, but everything else should be fun. That’s a philosophy they aspire to at Wirra Wirra, as they raise a glass of this classic McLaren Vale shiraz.

Food Pairing: Braised veal with gnocchi, a vegetable medley and red wine jus.

 

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14.5%

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One of our favourites. Great value bold Shiraz.

Anthony - 22/10/2019

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Pleasantly surprised; have ordered more.

Peter - 12/05/2019


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