The?McLaren Vale?wine region, in the north-west of?Fleurieu?Peninsula, is located approximately 35 kilomters (22 miles) south of Adelaide. It is by far the most important wine-producing area in the Fleurieu zone and is also regarded very highly throughout?Australia?and the world.?
While more of a whisper rather than a shout, there's no shortage of bright cranberry, rhubarb, florals and licorice in this wine. These tones are reined in by taut, stony tannins, sharply focused acidity and an earthy spine.