Style: Red wine – Full bodied, rich and spicy
Tasting Note: Rich aromas of dark fruits, chocolate-mocha, toasty oak and subtle spice that follow to the palate, complex with a silky soft structure with 18 months in oak adding spice. The finish is long and generous, perfect winter warmer!
Food Pairing: Great with a good steak or a big beefy stew. Delicious with mature cheddar.
Producer: Dowie Doole Winemaker Chris Thomas
In 1995, two neighbouring South Australian growers, Drew Dowie and Norm Doole, sat down together to celebrate the end of another successful harvest with a hearty breakfast washed down with a McLaren Vale Shiraz. However, their conversation revealed their dissatisfaction with waving off the last trucks to wineries up the road. Like sending children away to school, letting go of those they had nurtured was becoming too hard. There and then, they decided to join forces and start their own winery – and establish it as one of the best in McLaren Vale.
Winemaker Chris Thomas began working for the Dowie Doole as a consultant in 2008, since then he has taken the winery to the next stage of its development, becoming managing director in the process whilst creating stunning wines from some of the finest grapes in the region. Winning a multitude of wine awards and enhancing an already fine reputation!
Region: McLaren Vale
Bottle Size: 75cl
Oak: 18 months French oak
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
Residual sugar: To follow shortly
Press/Review: To follow shortly
Serving Temperature: 16°C -18°C