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"Complex, fragrant & inviting" Wine Orbit

Well balanced & harmonious, showing spiced cherry, mulberry, dark spice & floral aromas

Delicious with beef wellington & gravy with steamed vegetables or seared venison steak

Red Knot McLaren Vale Classified GSM 2017 (Australia)

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Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars Awarded Bronze Medal
Red Knot McLaren Vale Classified GSM 2017 (Australia)

Red Knot McLaren Vale Classified GSM 2017 (Australia)

Grown in McLaren Vale's Mediterranean climate with wet winters, dry summers and plenty of sunshine...
Elsewhere $23.99 $20.86


Awarded 91/100 Points & 4.5 Stars 

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2019

Awarded Bronze Medal

International Wine Challenge 2019


"Complex, fragrant and inviting, the wine shows spiced cherry, mulberry, dark spice and floral aromas on the nose, followed by an elegantly weighted palate that is smooth and flowing. Well balanced and harmonious with lovely sweet fruit intensity. At its best: now to 2022" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2019

Cherry red. Enticing primary aromas of ripe strawberries, cherries and roses are highlighted with hints of earthy chocolate. Bright summer berries fill the lively, medium weight palate. The luscious Grenache is complemented and structurally enhanced by the darker berry flavours and ripe tannins of the Shiraz and Mourvèdre, offering immediate appeal, whilst with age the wine will develop an attractive, savoury complexity. Serve lightly chilled in the heat of summer.

The region has a Mediterranean climate with wet winters, dry summers and plenty of sunshine. The proximity to St Vincent Gulf, coincidentally named after the patron saint of winemakers, benefits fruit quality with warmer spring and autumn conditions and cooler summers. McLaren Vale is renowned as a premium wine region of great beauty that consistently produces high quality, richly flavoured wines.

Healthy soaking winter rains continued through spring and into early summer setting up good canopies without the need for supplementary irrigation. Wet soils and a cool start to spring resulted in flowering being 3 weeks later than in the previous years. Good fruitfulness of the vines and higher bunch weights meant crop levels were generally above average. Semillon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for Rosé, mostly harvested around the first week of March, all showed vibrant cool climate flavours and structural minerality. A burst of heat gave the reds a push allowing us to start filling the fermenters towards mid-March. The early red fruit was perfumed and spicy with excellent length. As vintage progressed fruit weight increased and flavours moved into darker berry profiles. Red Knot's palette of Shiraz wines are spicy and aromatic with good concentration and length. Cabernets are very varietal with blackcurrant and leafy notes. The Shingleback harvest finished with Mataro picked after Easter on the 18th of April, timed nicely before rains that fell shortly after.



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