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Red Knot McLaren Vale Shiraz

8.6255 ratings
8.66 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
David Poplar

It took a day and some more breathing for me to appreciate this wine. (The wine needed to breathe too.) Over time, it seemed to get fuller and fuller, and open up more and more, like it was a moon bounce that just needed time to fill up and take shape. Once it did, it ushered in some dark fruits, letting them play around. They did only briefly, for they ultimately clung to a medium body (perhaps it was more light than medium), and then left with a trail of lingering spice, as a thoughtful parting gift. (It's also a good choice for camping, since it has a cool Plungerhead-like rubber twist-off cork.) Overall, a very solid experience. I also have no idea what I'm talking about.

It took a day and some more breathing for me to appreciate this wine. (The wine needed to breathe too.) Over time, it seemed to get fuller and fuller, and open up more and more, like it was a moon bounce that just needed time to fill up and take shape. Once it did, it ushered in some dark fruits, letting them play around. They did only briefly, for they ultimately clung to a medium body (perhaps it was more light than medium), and then left with a trail of lingering spice, as a thoughtful parting gift. (It's also a good choice for camping, since it has a cool Plungerhead-like rubber twist-off cork.) Overall, a very solid experience. I also have no idea what I'm talking about.

8 people found it helpfulAug 9th, 2014
Jeff Mastin

Had at Nonna's in Geneva NY - soft tannins inductance of a cooler climate of Australia-

Had at Nonna's in Geneva NY - soft tannins inductance of a cooler climate of Australia-

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2015
James Reid

Peppery and soft while smooth.

Peppery and soft while smooth.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
Niki Phillips

Paired great with bacon wrapped tenderloin and mashed sweet potatoes

Paired great with bacon wrapped tenderloin and mashed sweet potatoes

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2014
Meredith Lyons

Clean and dry with a tiny bite at the finish. I like it!

Clean and dry with a tiny bite at the finish. I like it!

1 person found it helpfulDec 1st, 2014
Rob Whelan

Pretty good. Drink again. I'm a big fan of mclaren vale.

Pretty good. Drink again. I'm a big fan of mclaren vale.

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
Scott Rowe

It's tastes the same with or without a gold award.

It's tastes the same with or without a gold award.

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2013
Thomas Anthony Masters

Looking to have this at the Thanksgiving table.

Looking to have this at the Thanksgiving table.

Nov 24th, 2013
Uni Lee

Suitable with some titbits whereas it more dense than expected.

Suitable with some titbits whereas it more dense than expected.

Jun 7th, 2017
Bud Murby

House staple

House staple

Apr 26th, 2017