'The Lear' Shiraz
'The Lear' Shiraz
2019 | McLaren Vale | Single Vineyard | Shiraz
In Celtic mythology, Lear is the personification of the Sea. Haselgrove’s home is in the heart of McLaren Vale, a region that is influenced strongly by it's proximity to the ocean.
The Haselgrove team have selected their very parcels of McLaren Vale Shiraz to create a wine of true distinction.
96 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
95 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion
96 Points - Wine Showcase Magazine
Dense and inky in colour with powerful, brooding aromas of dark cassis, spice and mocha oak.
A full-bodied and eminently balanced example of McLaren Vale Shiraz. A rich palate of plum, blackberry and liquorice intertwine with fine-grained, elegant tannins and a long, moreish finish. Opulent in its youth, cellaring will reward the patient connoisseur.
Selected from the very best McLaren Vale shiraz blocks in Haselgrove’s portfolio. The wines for this blend are selected from various microclimatic sites around McLaren Vale to craft a wine that is rich, structured and powerful. The wine is a true expression of the region and the excellence in winemaking that Haselgrove strives for.
Destemmed but not crushed to open fermenters and cold soaked for 3 days under inert gas cover. Fermented at 22-28 degrees and plunged 3 times daily with a gentle pump-over during peak ferment. Left on skins for 8 days before pressing directly to new and 1-year-old French oak Hogsheads. Carefully matured for 18 months, after which time the very best barrels from each batch are selected and from these barrels, the final Lear blend is produced.
18 months in new & 1yo French Oak Hogsheads.
Region: McLaren Vale
Cellaring: Drink Now to 2035
Harvest Date: 5th - 31st March