2015 DOWIE DOOLE CALI ROAD McLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
RRP $55 / 2035
Open-fermented, 12 days on skins, matured for 24 months in American hogsheads (50% new). Just when you expect another thumping McLaren Vale shiraz, you get this perfectly balanced, medium-bodied wine that leaves no box unticked. The mouthfeel is soft, the fruit flavours varietal (some regional chocolate sneaks in), fine tannins and integrated oak. 14.5% alc.
WINEMAKER Chris Thomas How important is this wine’s source of fruit?
Certain vineyards produce exceptional fruit, creating distinctive wines. Our California Road Vineyard is one of those treasures, producing low-yielding, outstanding fruit. Reflecting the site’s particular terroir, the wine is naturally bold, spicy and generous gaining further complexity from extended oak maturation, using the finest American Oak barrels.