Varieties:Shiraz 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%
Region: McLaren Vale (sub region: Sellicks Hill) 100%
2014 Has brought us the best Diavolo so far and I’m loving it!
The Shiraz is from my in-laws’ vineyard which I helped build and now work full-time. This vineyard blesses us with outstanding Shiraz which on its own shows incredible balance and lacks in nothing. Right from the abundant and silky fruit to the elongated and fine tannins, the Shiraz from the Piombo vineyard in Sellicks (McLaren Vale) is a piece of work all its own.
The Cabernet components come from one of our neighbours, the lovely and absolutely wine obsessed Mat Brown from his Paeroa vineyard at Sellicks Hill. Mat is a master grower, as well as a great guy, who produces cabernet that delivers bright fruit with spice and lovely tight cabernet tannins: very smart.
Put all these components together and you have Diavolo: rich, yet not over- powering, elegant, yet no pushover. Balanced to the nth degree and very clever at shape shifting when opened up to some air.
Try stopping at one….
I’m extremely happy with what 2014 has given me to work with and am sure that this wine will only improve with proper cellaring and patience. Although it may be difficult to wait as it drinks beautifully now.
“Dark chocolate, aniseed, spice and lovely long finishing tannins. Decant this Devil of a wine and enjoy it over an extended dinner!”