Situated between the sea and the hills, on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, the McLaren Vale wine region enjoys a moderate Mediterranean climate and rich diversity of soils. Highly regarded for traditional McLaren Vale varieties, Serafino produces Shiraz and Italian varieties which reflect the family’s Italian heritage.
The palate displays distinctive McLaren vale Shiraz regional characters. The generosity of bright red fruits across the palate including blackberry, blueberry, violets intertwined with spicy fine grained tannins. This Shiraz was included in the 2017 James Halliday Top 100 Wines.
The bouquet and medium to full-bodied palate sing loud and clear from the same page, with blackberry and plum fruit skilfully enshrined in fine, ripe tannins, plus a nudge of oak. There is a harmony, a completeness, to the wine that means it is totally open-ended, its drinking window without borders. Drink to: 2040; Price: $28.00; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star & Top 100 Wines of 2017; James Halliday; Wine Companion
This is a hugely appealing shiraz; the gloriously rich bouquet shows black/blueberry, cocoa, floral and toasted hazelnut characters, leading to a sumptuous palate that is concentrated and superbly fruited. The wine offers opulence and power, wonderfully complemented by velvety texture and silky tannins. At its best: now to 2025. Tasted : Jul17; Alcohol: 14%; Drink: 2017-2025; Rated: 95 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
Deep, youthful purple/red colour and a rich, chocolate-infused bouquet. The wine is full-bodied and fleshy, deep and dense, with full-bodied warm-climate style, and an abundance of tannin. Very rich, deep, luxurious wine, almost hedonistic. It will cellar long term. Drink: 2017 to 2037; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 94 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
The palate is well-concentrated with ripe flavours of blackberries, black pepper, plum and spice notes with liquorice, earth and ok detail. The fruit is supported by fine, grainy tannin structure, balancing the richness. The wine is carried by the texture and grip to a long, lingering finish of sweet black fruits, pepper and earth. This is a well-concentrated, ripe, black-fruited Shiraz with complexing pepper, spice and earthy interest on a well-structured palate. Tasted : Jul17; Alcohol: 14%; Rated: 18.5+ Points; Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
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