I have stumbled across this Shiraz several times at a number of tastings I have attended in the last eighteen months, and always thought it perfect for the Wine Club. It was a little too expensive to get in with the old price point but now I have the opportunity to add this great fruit packed wine for this case.Read More
Made by the young winemaker at the Tate Estate, Jodie Opie, from fruit that she has sourced from a small vineyard block in the Margaret River in Western Australia, this wine truly reflects this cooler of Australian climates.
Jodie has a passion for the Margaret River region, she say "For me, a great wine is fruit driven and clean with good complexity and texture, I love the diversity of the Margaret River region, which is all about lifestyle and the best of everything - the ocean, fine art, fine food and especially - fine wines."
Since 1965 this small corner of Western Australia has quickly become a cult capital of the wine world. Its maritime influenced climate, i.e. hot sunny days moderated by the ocean winds has made it one of Australia fastest growing wine regions. The gravelly sandy loam soil lie on a bed rock granite makes the region very similar to that of Bordeaux. I can see a future compare and contrast case selection coming...