Wolf Blass Wines, established in 1966, has grown from a humble tin shed to become one of the world’s most successful and awarded wineries. Today, Wolf Blass wines are exported to more than 50 countries and are recognised internationally as icons of modern winemaking. The essence of Wolf Blass wines is exemplified through the passion of its custodians, past and present as they continue to create wines of quality, character and consistency.
Fermentation was completed in new French and American barrels, then matured in those barrels for 15 months before blending and bottling. Vivid colour; the winemakers of McLaren Vale agree '17 is among the greatest ever vintages for the region, and this proves that belief. My only reservation is the amount of oak. On the basis that fans of Wolf Blass know the predilection for French oak, I'm giving way on the oak issue. Drink to: 2037; Price: $45.00; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday; Wine Companion
This is an outstanding red wine, and it is easy to see why it is a classic. The fruit has gorgeous intensity: you'll find blackberry, mulberry and dark plum alongside chocolate and savoury oak. The palate is full-bodied and plush, with all the elements in balance. The wine will improve with cellaring, though it will be hard to resist in its youth. An excellent quality/price ratio. Drink: 2019 to 2031; Price: $45.00; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 95 Points; Toni Paterson MW; The Real Review
This is sourced from McLaren. An elegantly structured shiraz displaying vibrant blackberry and spicy licorice notes on the nose. The palate is supremely balanced with fine oak and tannin integration. Dark choccies and spicy blackberry flavours work together. Nice floral notes add another dimension. Drink: Now to 2030; Price: $45.00; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 94 Points; Ray Jordan
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