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Hopcroft & Cornock McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015
Region: McLaren Vale
Magnificent Shiraz come from McLaren Vale though inevitably we compare them with those from the Barossa Valley which is further inland and higher in altitude. Both display flavours created by different geographical locations but the summer warmth brings more similarities than differences.
McLaren Vale is a seaside region though like most exposed coastal regions the vines are set back a few kilometres as protection from the occasional fierce salty winds. Margaret River is another seaside location and showing the diversity of flavours that climates bring the wines are more maritime or ‘cooler’ than those of McLaren vale despite the town of Margaret River being at latitude 33.95°S and that of Adelaide further south at 34.93°S.
How the heat arrives in the ripening months creates the flavours and these are preserved as the flavours in the bottle you drink. This Hopcroft and Cornock is a splendid addition to our portfolio and brings rewards for a modest price.