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"Excellent fruit purity, with plenty of tasty flavours" Wine Orbit

"The wine shows blackberry, violet, olive, vanilla & hazelnut characters on the nose" Wine Orbit

Perfect with sirloin steak

Farm Hand One Of A Kind Premium Organic McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Member rating / 7
$15.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $25.99 $22.60
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded Silver Medal Awarded Silver Medal Single Vineyard Organic Wine Vegan Wine
Farm Hand One Of A Kind Premium Organic McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Farm Hand One Of A Kind Premium Organic McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Member rating / 7
Sourced from low yielding organic Shiraz vines primarily in McLaren flats with no herbicides or pesticides...
$15.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $25.99 $22.60

Accolades

Awarded Silver Medal

International Wine Challenge Tranche 2, 2020

Awarded Silver Medal

AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge, 2020

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2020

Description

  • Complex oak
  • Vanilla & hazelnut
  • Rich dark fruit
  • Subtle chocolate & mocha

"Offering excellent fruit purity, the wine shows blackberry, violet, olive, vanilla and hazelnut characters on the nose, followed by a succulent palate that's plump and lingering. It's upfront and flavoursome with plenty of tasty flavours. At its best: now to 2025" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2020

"Deep red colour with a good purple tint, and an aroma of very ripe, slightly stewed mulberry fruit. The palate texture is drying, savoury and almost chewy, the tannins a mite clunky. Very ripe and big, with a nerve of tangy acidity running through. The palate is firm and drying and the bright acidity helps to leave the mouth refreshed" Huon Hooke, Real Review, May 2020

Classic and distinct nose that typifies the McLaren Vale – a wondrous swathe of red and dark fruits with hints of chocolate and mocha. Delicious Shiraz palate in full flight with layers off dark fruit concentration, great weight and texture, a hint of complexing oak and a long, robust finish.

Sourced from 15 year old vineyards in the McLaren Vale from vineyards that see no herbicides or pesticides - the result is pure Shiraz fruit that sees just a small amount of irrigation.

Vintage 2018 will be remembered for one of excellent quality. The abundant rainfall towards the end of 2017 meant healthy vines but a dry start to 2018 ensured vines were disease free. Summer and Autumn were dry but those who struggled used irrigation to cover the shortfall. Summer temperatures were warm with cool nights meaning an even fruit set and superb conditions at picking time.

Sourced from low yielding organic Shiraz vines primarily in McLaren flats (a cooler part of the Vale). After fermentaiton consigned to barrel for 6 months in 20% new French oak and the rest in older large format barrels. Quality fruit handled well like this will ensure comfortable cellaring for 5-10 years.

A premium Shiraz from one of Australia’s most lauded and loved regions – McLaren Vale. Winemaker Corey Ryan has made an organic Shiraz with 70% fruit sourced from the alluvial soils of McLaren Flats and 30% from Tatachilla that is known for its red, loamy soil. Hard to find premium organic Shiraz is hard to come by but this is a top shelf rendition.

Food Pairing: Pair it with a sirloin steak.

Seal

Cork

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Alcohol

14.4%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (6)

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One of the best, if not the best Shiraz we ever had!

Andreea - 25/05/2021

Great tasty drop. Typical smooth full bodied Shiraz. Love the cork!

Mark - 26/06/2020

A well rounded smooth red.

William - 29/06/2021

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Premium organic!

Jon - 29/05/2021

Nice ... but I was looking for a little spice or pepper and it's not there

Win - 11/07/2021

More of a winter wine.

Adrienne - 21/12/2020


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