Yielding 1.5 tonnes to the acre this bio dynamic vineyard has produced rich luscious fruit resulting in a long living Shiraz of epic proportions.
Two years in new oak.
Halliday awarded 5 stars, 95 points! Featured on the wine lists of Nobu, Flower Drum, Ten Minutes by Tractor, M on the Bund Shanghai, Mercedes Me Beijing. Shown globally, this multi-award winning Shiraz was awarded Gold Outstanding! Highest medal award at the largest wine show in the world, 300 judges, 90 countries.
Wine Maker: Walter Clappis
Walter has been making wine for over 30 years and is widely considered one of Australia’s most outstanding winemakers. He is the only winemaker to have won the coveted Dan Murphy Trophy three times.
During the 20 years that Walter owned Ingoldby Winery, he amassed a total of 37 trophies and 130 gold medals. Another of Walter’s accolades was to be crowned King of the McLaren Vale Wine Bushing Festival for producing the most outstanding wine in McLaren Vale
In 2011 Walter was the recipient of the George Mackey Memorial Trophy for producing the best wine exported from Australia. The 2009 Hedonist Shiraz beat all comers from a total of 14,000 wines exported in 2010.
For our 2010 Exemplar McLaren Vale Shiraz, Walter selected the fruit from his own vineyard. This vineyard follows biodynamic principles, eliminating the use of pesticides and herbicides. The vineyard yielded approximately one and a half tons to the acre. The wine spent two years in American Oak barrels before being bottled, labelled and packaged. This produced 650 dozen bottles.
James Halliday is recognized as Australia’s pre-eminent wine
critic. Here’s what he had to say about Exemplar in the 2013/2014
“If all are as good as the first wine released, there is much to look forward to. ”
— James Halliday
The texture and aroma of this wine is splendid. The deep crimson color gives it a luxurious touch. It is the perfect wine.
It is a perfectly fermented wine with fine taste. The typical blackberry aroma wins over the heart. It is an exquisite wine.
The taste of the wine was good. It was smooth. It is definitely one of the outstanding wines!
McLaren has a rich & smooth blend of black cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate quadrella which is the treat for the taste buds!
The deep purple-crimsonMcLaren has a rich mouth feel that carries flavours of blackberry. Impeccable Taste.
It has a great depth of flavour with fresh blackberry and a touch of bitter chocolate. Divine taste. Must try!