Primrose Path McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014
The Primrose Path was founded by leading McLaren Vale wine grower Jim Zerella and Nicholas Crampton to create modern and exciting wines that showcase this amazing region. The Primrose Path refers to a relaxed life of ease and pleasure. The trick is retaining grace whilst avoiding indulgence. Nowhere seems more suited to this life than McLaren Vale, a region devoted to a culture of food and wine against a backdrop of dazzling natural beauty.
Sourced from a selection of mature, dry-grown vineyards in the Seaview sub district of McLaren Vale. Seaview is home to many of the regions oldest vineyards and these low-yielding vines produce extremely concentrated and well balanced fruit.
Vivid red / purple in colour with an expansive nose of blackberries, blood plums and chocolatey oak. The palate is opulent and inviting with dark plum and blackcurrant fruit flavours matched by dried herbs, cloves and subtle spicy oak. Fine-grained savoury tannins provide definition to the impressively long finish. Unmistakably McLaren Vale, this powerful but nicely balanced wine will gain character and complexity for up to ten years cellaring.
Pure seduction. Sweet berry and liquorice flavours with a lick of dark chocolate. It oozes through the palate in velvety style; rich, ripe and delicious. Ready to drink now. Drink By: 2020; Price: $16.00; Date Tasted: 01 Sep 2015; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 92 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday
It’s voluptuous. It offers a mix of oak and sweet, plummy fruit, the latter laced with (dark, almost bitter, in a good way) chocolate and liquorice. It’s packed with flavour but it’s also soft and supple. Indeed you could call it velvety. It’s not about complexity or pretension; it’s about filling your mouth with rich, dark, berried fruit. I’d reckon it nails the style. Drink now. Drink: 2015-2018; Price: $16; Date Tasted: Oct 2015; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 91 Points; Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
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