Story: The Undercover Shiraz is named in recognition of McLaren Vale’s history of supplying other regions with our finest red grapes. Known as the mid palate of Australia, McLaren Vale fruit is well regarded for its ability to improve the quality and richness of wines from other regions.
Vintage: 2014 was a challenging vintage, but it was very interesting to see the vines’ methodical reactions to make use of whatever was thrown at them. We were lucky with the timing of the heat and rain - the grapes were still early enough in their ripening cycle to not be hugely affected by the heat and then the rain in mid-February provided a well-earned reprieve.
Nose: The nose offers complex aromas of black pepper, spicy plum and charred beef.
Palate: The palate is concentrated with aromas of black cherry and plum, followed by a velvety mouthfeel and soft, powdery tannins.
Pairing: Try with venison loin dry rubbed with juniper berry and lavender served on braised cabbage with a blueberry and red wine glaze.
Cellaring: Drink now to 2022
Winemaker: Shane Harris
Cellar Door: 327 Hunt Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Post: PO Box 2370, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Phone: +61 8 8383 2700
Fax: +61 8 8323 7766