Price:  £11.95 | Case Rate: £11.33
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Willunga 100 - McLaren Vale Shiraz/Viognier 2018

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: McLaren Vale
  • Wine Maker: Mike Farmillo
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 16 (2007) JS: 91 (2013) JH: 92 (2015) JG: 89 (2005) WF: 88 (2006)

Wine tasting notes

This well structured wine is deep purple in colour. On the nose, there are notes of plum, chocolate and cedar. The palate is rich and luscious with ripe black fruits harnessed by silky texture and supple tannins resulting in a long, fragrant 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.. read more

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2007)16 pts

Published : 13 Oct 2011 by RH. Round, soft, ripe. Full of formulaic South Australian fruit - generic but good. (RH). When to drink : 2011 to 2012.

James Suckling (2013)91 pts

February , 2016. An addition of roughly 5% viognier lifts this blakcberry and raspberry fruited shiraz with some floral perfumed notes. The palate has a tangy core of blackberry and plum flavor, gently tangy to start, mocha flavors run through the bold blackberry and plum finish. Drink now.

James Halliday (2015)92 pts

This full-bodied, juicy expression boasts a deep crimson flare, segueing righteously into a morass of blueberry, black cherry and mulberry fruits, clean and transparent; flecked with uplifting violet florals and anise bound to an undercarriage of peppery acidity and sinewy tannins. A scoop of vanilla pod oak provides a winning creaminess.

Jamie Goode (2005)89 pts

Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com, 89pts (2005) –"Pure sweet dark fruits nose with a nice floral lift and a bit of spice. Ripe and alluring. The palate has lovely sweet raspberry and blackberry fruit with a nice balancing lemony acidity adding definition to the plump ripe fruit. It’s a really attractive, juicy, rounded red wine of real appeal. (N.b. this note was taken after the wine had a copper penny dipped in it to get rid of a burnt popcorn/acrid smoky reductive edge.) Very good+."

Wine Front (2006)88 pts

Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au, 88pts (2006)–“Excellent flavour. Ripe, jam-sweet, raspberry and plum with earth/spice notes and gently coffeed oak. Everything nicely in place. You get a lot of flavour for the money and easy-drinking style laid on. Not a lot of tannin or structure of any type, but the delivery of flavour is excellent. Drink : 2010 - 2014."

Vinification Notes

Parcels of Shiraz were harvested in late February and March, with each one fermented separately, using open top fermenters. A small part of Viognier was added with the Shiraz, giving an aromatic lift and brightness while also helping to stabilise the colour. Warm fermentation combined with regular pump-overs and plunging ensured optimum extraction. Half the wine was matured in stainless steel with the other half matured in a mixture of barrique and Hogs Heads for 12 months (of which 20% was new). Over the course of the 12 months the wine was racked and returned twice in order to blend portions of the wine maturing in oak and tank.