Grapes for "The Gaffer" have been sourced from vineyards from a variety of McLaren Vale's best sites. A tried and tested area for growing full-flavored Shiraz, McLaren Vale has almost the perfect climate for grape growing: warm summers, low humidity, good winter rain and long autumns to ensure that grapes achieve ripeness, flavor, acid and balance.
"Fresh and vibrant, this complex red shows mineral and grain accents to its rich blackberry and cherry flavors, all coming together on the refined finish. Drink now through 2018. 2000 cases made."
"Opaque ruby. Peppery black raspberry and cherry-cola aromas are complemented by smoke and spicecake nuances. Juicy red and dark fruit flavors take a slight jammy turn with air but maintain freshness and clarity. Showing a lot of red fruit for a McLaren Vale shiraz. Finishes sweet, with very good cut and spicy persistence. "
International Wine Cellar
Very nice representation of the style, especially at $20. Quite drinkable, with just a hint of pepper on the finish.