Familia Shiraz 2018
This is a rich and lively McLaren Vale Shiraz, showing characteristics of style and driving acidity that are hallmarks across the Ulithorne range. With plum, fresh cherries, a lick of pepper, and cedar spice.
A premium Shiraz hand-pruned and hand-picked from from mid to late March.
Fermented in a combination of small opens and statics, pressed and filled to barrel after 10 months in oak.
Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Analysis: Alcohol 14.5%
"Wonderfully ripe and splendidly styled, showing blackberry, blueberry compote, floral, cedar and subtle chocolate characters, it's sumptuous and generous with beautifully layered mouthfeel and silky flow. Powerful yet gracious with magnificent complexity and structure."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Deep magenta in colour, this does need time in the glass to open up. Initially, it is tight, taut, tense and muscular. With a little time, we have a glorious cornucopia of aromas – coffee bean, chocolate, blackberries, mulberries and more. The palate is also looking very impressive. Good acidity runs the length and more dark chocolate notes become apparent. This is moving right into classic McLaren Vale Shiraz territory, although that is hardly surprising. Good length and the intensity is maintained for the full journey. A long future awaits any bottles well cellared. A cracker."
Ken Gargett, Winepilot