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Willunga 100 - McLaren Vale Cabernet/Shiraz 2016

Red Wine from South Australia · Australia
£12.95 £10.00
Case Rate: £10.00
Ex Tax: £8.33
Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: McLaren Vale
Wine Maker: Mike Farmilo
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Percentage: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Limited Stock: (11 btls)
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17 pts  JancisRobinson.com
Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: McLaren Vale
Wine Maker: Mike Farmilo
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Percentage: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes

Wine tasting notes

Intense aromatics of dark cherry and cedar are complemented by tobacco and bay leaf notes. On the palate, there are flavours of rich blackcurrant and toasty oak. The fine tannin structure gives this wine a savoury finish.

Winery information

Willunga 100

Willunga 100 is from McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide and aims to produce unique and distinctive wines which capture the essence of the region. The grapes come from a range of selected vineyards in McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills (for the whites), including some over 50 years old. After only its first vintage in 2005, wine journalist and judge James Halliday gave the winery a Five Star rating in the 2008 Guide, and named it as one of his ?Top Ten newcomers?. This vindicated the original aim of Willunga 100, which was to inject some quality and excitement back into Australian wine at this price. New vintages will be made by winemaker Tim James (ex Hardy?s and Wirra Wirra and a regular on the wine judging circuit) and continue to build on the quality of the range.

www.willunga100.com

Expert reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2006) - 17 pts

Tasted February 2009. Deep earthy plum scent. Bold. Peppery. Taut, ripe dark fruit. Long. Lovely.(TC). When to drink : 2009 to 2014.


Wine Spectator (2012) - 91 pts

Broad and generous, with a peach note running through the dark berry and black plum flavors, playing against refined tannins as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2020.–HS


James Suckling (2013) - 92 pts

February , 2016. The cassis fruit of this bright cabernet shiraz blend has attractive freshness on the nose, florals and fruits make for an attractive wine. The oak is gently placed in the mix adding savory spice. The palate's tangy, elegant and focused, delivering a neat thread of ripe blue fruit flavor. Certainly shows how well this blend can work. Drink now and for 5 years.


James Halliday (2014) - 91 pts

70/30% from several vineyards, each parcel separately warm-fermented with pump overs and plunging, mainly matured in new and used French oak, some retained in stainless steel. Deep, dense crimson-purple; a full-bodied blend with a full-blooded serve of savoury tannins. The balance is there to reward those who are patient.

Vinification notes

Each parcel was fermented separately in open top stainless steel fermenters. Regular pump-overs and plunging ensured optimum extraction while maintaining fruit purity. After 10-14 days on skins, wines were basket-pressed to stainless steel tanks to complete alcoholic fermentation. The wines were then racked to used French and American oak hogsheads and puncheons, to undergo malolactic fermentation and maturation before bottling.