2022 Dune The Empty Quarter
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2022 Dune The Empty Quarter

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$24. 99
$299.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
ABV: 14.2%
Closure: Stelvin

Dune is a project of brothers Duncan and Peter Lloyd (next generation Coriole) using fruit sourced from their vineyard in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale. Blewitt Springs is known for deep sandy soils on yellow clays where Shiraz typically ripens later than other parts of McLaren Vale. It typically produces Shiraz of lifted dark fruit, floral and meaty notes, the tannin is fine yet chalky and the wines are often medium bodied rather than full.

A rich, gorgeously fleshed blend that makes for irresistible drinking.

A blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro along with a small amount of Touriga Nacional. Black as night heart with a dark purple black tinged hue. Captivating the olfactory senses are fragrant dark plum, liquorice, blueberry and dark raspberry aromas which are subtlety infused with fresh herbs, vanillin earth and a whiff of pepper. Rich, plush and concentrated yet only carrying medium body weight, the palate is awash with succulent blackberry, liquorice, dark plum and raspberry fruits. Lying underneath are notions of scorched earth and peppered dried herbs. A touch of blueberry freshness shines through on the finish. Expansive and opulently textured it possesses velvet smooth tannins and concludes long, gorgeously fleshed and juicy. Awarded the Arthur Kelman Perpetual Trophy for Best Shiraz Dominant Blend at the Sydney Royal Wine Show.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.2%

Other Reviews….
A blend of shiraz, mataro and grenache, plus a touch of touriga nacional. A beautifully detailed and handled wine that is a super-elegant version of standard GSM. The beauty of this wine and its blue/red fruits/berries demands it be consumed forthwith. Drink by 2029.
96 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion

Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro with a little Touriga Nacional.
Plum, blueberry, sage and aniseed, spice and dried flowers. It’s medium-bodied, something of a Dutch liquorice character, also ferrous, inky and earthy, fine silty cocoa tannin, and a satisfying finish of excellent length. I love the grip and savoury complexity. Very good. Drink 2023-2028.
94 points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front