2021 Nicks Secret DVL McLaren Vale Shiraz
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2021 Nicks Secret DVL McLaren Vale Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
Reduced from $23.99
$16. 99
$203.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

From a husband and wife team, this very well know winery crafts wines from many of South Australia’s premium wine regions most notably McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley. Consistently receiving high praise from critics and plastered with awards, this vintages highlights include:

  • 2022 Sommelier Challenge IWSC San Diego – Platinum 94 Points  

  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2023 – Gold Medal 95 Pts

  • Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2022 – 95 Points, Gold Medal

A rich, plush and youthfully energetic McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Matured in some new but predominantly older French and American oak barriques for 18 months. Magnificent colour saturation featuring an inky black heart along with a very deep black dark red hue. Sailing out of the glass are aromas of dark plum and liquorice infused with smoky cedar and graphite followed by some dried meat and blackpepper notes. Rich, plush and youthfully energetic the generously weighted palate is swamped with luscious, freshly crushed blackberry, liquorice and blueberry fruits. Fine grained tannin structure with inky earth, spicy vanillin cedar and pepper characters lingering through the back half. Finishes fresh, long and succulent with plenty of blackpepper shining through.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
Hand picked and fermented in open-tops, before 18 months maturation in French barriques, mostly used. Highly regional aromas of baking spices and dried fruits meld with a contemporary whiff of florals and blueberry, affirmed by a pulpy mid-palate, a grind of pepper and considerable energy driving the finish. A full-weighted wine of a crunchy levity, ensuring that nothing gets too sweet or out of hand. Very good drinking and exceptional value. Drink by 2027.
92 points
Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion