McLaren Vale is THE place for Australia’s powerhouse reds – it “continues to produce intense, complex and seriously ageworthy wines,” says The Wine Companion. And this one was crafted to showcase exactly what the region has to offer. Named for the rich, diverse soils that lend depth and complexity to McLaren Vale’s wines, Dirtyrich is a classic Aussie blend of berry-packed Shiraz (60 percent) and dark-fruited Cabernet Sauvignon (40 percent), with a hint of trademark McLaren Vale earthiness. And, it’s sporting quite the list of accolades from top critics, including double gold from The San Francisco International Wine Competition, a gold from the China Wine & Spirits Awards and a 5-star, 93-Point rating from Wine Orbit’s Sam Kim:
“This is ripe, flavoursome and generous, while remaining elegant and structured. Attractive aromas of blackberry, dark plum, mixed spice and cedar lead to a succulent palate that is rounded and beautifully weighted. It is plump and fleshy, and delivers plenty of delectable flavours.”
Dirtyrich comes from renowned Penny’s Hill – rated a 5-red-star winery by the country’s most respected critic, James Halliday – and talented winemaker, Alexia Roberts. Alexia aims to craft fruit-driven, elegant and refined estate-grown wines that express the unique character of the land. With nine trophies and 35 gold medals to her name, we’d say she succeeds. And in a year like 2014, where “the quality of the red wines is stunning” (James Halliday), Alexia’s skill really shines.
Limited cases available. Order today for your taste of McLaren Vale.