Rufus Stone McLaren Shiraz 2000

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

Item No. 80601
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

A great wine which is gaining a strong reputation as a full flavoured style that encapsulates the wonderfully rich varietal characters of McLaren Vale Shiraz. There are fresh aromas of ripe berry fruits with a touch of spicy pepper and the sweet lift of vanillin oak on the bouquet. The palate is full bodied with smooth supple tannins, an intense middle palate with a long finish that is reminiscent of pure cocoa chocolate with a savoury edge.

Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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