Scrubby Rise

2018 Scrubby Rise Shiraz

Cellar Door
$18.00
Bell Ringers
$16.20
Varieties
Shiraz
Vintage
2018
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Bottle size
750 mL

Planted in 1972, the Scrubby Rise vineyards at Wirra Wirra sit on ancient rocks more than 100,000 years old. The fact that they are totally flat and contain no “scrub” or bush whatsoever was of more interest to the late Greg Trott, who gave them their dubious name. As one might call a redhead “Bluey” or a tall man “Shorty”, Trott drew on traditional Aussie humour to make the point that we shouldn’t take life too seriously. Be dedicated to your task he said, but everything else should be fun. That’s a philosophy we aspire to at Wirra Wirra, as we raise a glass of this classic McLaren Vale shiraz.

Colour

Bright crimson with a fuchsia rim.

Bouquet

Blackberry, plum and raspberry alongside black pepper and a hint of biscuity oak.

Palate

Ripe red fruits combine with plush tannins for an exceptionally approachable texture and a rich, mouth-filling quality.

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Professional Reviews

Good value. Fresh berried fruits, hints of peppercorns, no real sign of oak and a satisfying finish. I’d buy and drink this any day of the week. The fruit itself is a long way from A Grade but it’s so well polished, so well presented. 90/100 is arguably a little high but it just drinks so very well. In short the value is high.

Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front 90

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