November 1, 2018

The Hedonist Shiraz 2017

The Hedonist Shiraz offers many things to many people. It is made from grapes from biodynamic vineyards in McLaren Vale, a region known for its soft, juicy, immediately approachable shiraz. The Clappis family are committed to making their McLaren Vale fruit shine right across their range which is focused on red wines made not only from traditional regional treasures, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon but also tempranillo and sangiovese (including a sangiovese rosé).

In its purple hued, ruby depths you will find the typical pepper and liquorice sitting happily with red and black berry and cherry fruits. Then some cinnamon wafts along to add some depth and dimension. There is plenty of elegance to this fruit as it slinks down the palate which is fuller in body, detailed on the finish and long and lingering.  I could sit down with a glass of this and a plate of venison sausages or even a chunky beef pie and be happy indeed. Whether you are after a wine that treads lightly on the ground, or should I say, vineyard, a wine that offers up the best of the McLaren Vale, or one that is simply delicious drinking for not a lot of cash, this wine gives generously indeed.

Quickie review «Juicy and plump berry fruit with a soft spice note. The Hedonist shares with a generous heart. »

Country of Origin: McLaren Vale, Australia
Tasting Date: September 2018
Price:  AU $23| US $| UK £11.5
Drink: now – 5+ years
Needs food: no
Source: tasting

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