Angove 'The Medhyk' Old Vine Shiraz 2016 (McLaren Vale, South Australia) "...blackberry, chocolate, spice..."
Vineyards for 2016 included the certified organic Warboys Vineyard surrounding cellar door. The nearby Swann vineyard in Blewitt Springs, grown on ancient sand dunes, also provided parcels as did the Cameron block with its black Biscay clays just north of the township of Willunga. Each of these single vineyard parcels is exclusively hand-picked.
The result is a wine described as “opaque purple with bright hues” with an aroma of “dark black berry fruit, bitter chocolate and liquorice with a touch of earthiness, bound by French oak”.
In terms of the palate, the description is “rich and full on the front of the palate with black cherry and berry fruit on the middle palate. The finish is long and well-structured heralding a great wine with substantial aging potential”.
"Generous dark berries and plums are wrapped in a parcel of cedar, dark chocolate and black earth. Super smooth and luscious fruit oozes charisma reaching every crevice of the mouth with ease. Dashes of raspberry sneak up at the death before a tingle of exotic spice lingers on a sustained and moreish fi nish. A classy wine that will only improve with bottle age." - 95 Points, Steve Leszczynski (Qwine)
"An excellent McLaren ‘dry-red’ with lovely dark berry fruit and accents of musk and Turkish Delight. The palate is beautifully plush with lively acidity and gentle drying tannins. Outstanding concentration" - 94 Points, Toni Patterson