The Solipstic Snollygoster Single Vineyard Shiraz 2012
The Story Behind The Name
Solipsism is extreme egocentrism at its best. This 114 year old vineyard believes that nothing could match its excellence, so with snollygoster style, it unscrupulously sends its roots to absorb all the best benefits from the soil, which produces amazing fruit with great age-ability.
Generous, juicy McLaren Vale Shiraz. Pure, sweet fruits leap from the glass, plums, blackberry, boysenberry. A hint of earth follows, a nod to the old vines and thick soils on which the vineyard lies. The palate is laden with more ripe fruit notes from raspberry jubes to wild blackberries. There is a twist of something woody, maybe sage-like, that pricks the senses. A highly decadent mouthfeel with no rough edges, just velvet, with depth of flavour and richness to burn. All of this fruit seems to be intricately woven together by a seam of the most supple, mouthwatering fruit tannins. Welcome to McLaren Vale.