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Maglieri of McLaren Vale Shiraz

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This is quite a rich, fuller-bodied, sweetly-fruited number from Maglieri, so it's bound to satisfy the fussiest palate. Aromas of dark plums, licorice and cassis, leap out of the glass, along with some whiffs of toasty oak and pepper spice. The palate is unctuous and juicy, with a choc-coated plummy heart, suede-like tannins, poised acidity, and a smooth succulent finish with a kick of toast in the tail. Enjoy over the next couple of years with BBQ lamb shoulder. 

Winemaker's Notes

Steeped in history, Maglieri has always been strongly linked with it's founders Italian heritage. Giovanni Maglieri arrived in the McLaren Vale in 1958 from Italy and in 1972 established Maglieri.

At Maglieri, our philosophy is to capture the essence of the McLaren Vale and produce styles that are true and best suited to the acclaimed region.

Sourced from select parcels of McLaren Vale fruit, this Shiraz displays a blackcurrant, cherry and plum aromas with a hint of spice. A generous and balanced palate with velvety tannins and a well-crafted touch of oak having matured in French and American barriques.

Enjoy now in it's youth or cellar for 3 - 5 years for added complexity.

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Maglieri of McLaren Vale Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Medium crimson-purple; blackberry, plum and black cherry aromas flow through to the medium-bodied palate, there joined by a touch of dark chocolate and controlled oak. Good wine at the price.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
91
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Deep colour; an abundantly ripe bouquet of blackberry confiture, chocolate and mocha; the palate is sweet and forward, lacking complexity, but for those with more of a sweet tooth than a savoury one, this could be for you.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
87
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep crimson-purple; densely flavoured blackberry, plum and dark chocolate fruit; solid tannin and oak foundation. Poor
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
It's not the most fashionable wine label, but more often than not it's one of the best value reds around. This is a particularly good Maglieri Shiraz. It's full-bodied and rich, saturated with blackberried flavour, licked by toasty oak and then smooth through the finish. Indeed, it's everything you could want in a solid, drinkable, gutsy red. It's ready to drink this winter too. How good would a bottle of this be with a thick, juicy steak burger?
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Full-bodied, and far from ready to drink; strong black fruits and bitter chocolate, but yet to build mid-palate vinosity; indifferent cork.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
You've got to respect a wine that comes in the cheapest bottle on earth, with a dried-out cork that spells bad warehouse storage and still tastes terrific! Hats off Maglieri, this has ripe dark fruits and plum aromas, medium-weight tannins, a little knocked around on the finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
88
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
This brand has become somewhat lost in the bulging Foster's wine portfolio, so I was surprised to discover that it still tastes damn good. A hearty shiraz, likely to be found on discount. 2006 RELEASE A blast of ink and chocolate and blackberry - it's just the ticket for those nights when only a robust red will do. There's creamy vanillin oak swooshing all through the wine too, giving the wine a melt-in-your-mouth personality; I reckon you'd be hard pressed to find an Aussie red wine lover who doesn't like this. Big, smooth, warm and generous, DRINK 2008-2014.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
92
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Dense, almost viscous palate, laden with blackberry, bitter chocolate and licorice; the finish is surprisingly balanced, and not over the top.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
93
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Ripe aromas of blackberries, redcurrants, dark plums and toasty vanilla oak overlie nuances of raisins, clove and nutmeg, with a suggestion of dark olives and licorice. Moderately long and gritty of extract, It's still rather closed with a slightly salty, mineral finish. Given time, its somewhat overcooked and spirity expression of dark fruits and firm tannins should flesh out.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
A sweet mix of red and black fruits, dark chocolate and vanilla oak; medium-bodied; good flow and mouthfeel.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Sweet smoky American oak plays second fiddle to typically spicy and slightly sour-edged aromas of plums and cassis, while its ripe and vibrant palate is surprisingly smooth and fine-grained. Backed by spicy undertones of cloves and fennel, it's a generous red with pleasing depth and brightness of cassis, sour plum and prune-like fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
90
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Big chocolate and blackberry style; soft tannins and abundant oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Approachable medium-weight shorter-term shiraz with a slightly varnishy and confectionary aroma of sweet raspberries, cassis and light vanilla oak. There's flavour, smoothness and elegance, but the fine, creamy palate is relatively simple and oaky.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
88
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet exudes; dark berry, dark chocolate and some vanilla; the palate is rich, mouthfilling and ripe (14°), the French and American oak well-integrated. Has both varietal and region typicity.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
90
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple. The smooth, rich, dark cherry /berry fruit of the bouquet is backed by subtle oak; the palate is classic Maglieri, with concentrated cherry and bitter, dark chocolate fruit flavours. The oak is subtle and the tannins sweet
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
93
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Dense purple-red, promising much; rich, dark berry, dark chocolate fruit aromas on the bouquet start to fulfil that promise, the wine swelling further with wonderful luscious berry and cherry fruit on the palate. The wine is not at all heavy, the oak is subtle and the tannins fine and long. A quite essential example of McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
96

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