The Swinging Malaysian Single Vineyard Shiraz 2012
The Story Behind The Name
Purchased in an era of free love, this vineyard has also done its fair share of swinging! First planted to shiraz in the 70s, it was grafted to Riesling, but was returned to its origins in 2001. Imported vineyard posts from Malaysia were trialled here but were too weak and had to be replaced.
An incredibly spicy, exotic expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz. The bouquet leaps from the glass, a wonderful infusion of star anise, pepper, cinnamon, and clove adding aromatic complexity to the more typical plum, mulberry and blackberry notes. The palate also offers an enticing array of sweet and savoury flavours. The mix of fruit and Asian spice marrying to produce a spiced plum effect but with an underlying raspberry lift. The mouthfeel has a pleasant mid weighted nature to it that sits in harmony with the medium strength mineral tannins. Balance and complexity.