Double Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2022
"The late Greg Trott saw many of his unusual dreams realised at Wirra Wirra. Yet one vision eluded him – to build a medieval siege machine, or trebuchet. Why? To use as a catapult to bomb neighbouring wineries with bottles of wine of course. This wine is part of a range, the RGT collection which remembers the pioneering spirit of Richard Gregory Trott.
From across McLaren Vale, the sub regions range from some of the earliest harvested sites to the coolest spots, last to be picked. Sub-regions include Seaview, McLaren Flat, Blewitt Springs and The Range. Approximately 70% French and 30% American. A combination of new and old oak is used, blending to about 20% new oak in the final wine.
Aromas of plum, blackberry, and freshly tilled earth rise in the glass, revealing flinty, peaty undertones. Oak adds secondary notes of spice, cedar, and coffee. Full bodied with ripe fruit tannin and dense, fleshy plum and cassis. The balance of new and seasoned oak adds grain and texture to the generous middle palate and core fruitfulness of McLaren Vale shiraz." Winery
"The vignerons of McLaren Vale were wildly ecstatic about the ’21 vintage, and finding this wine at this price explains their joy. It’s essence of McLaren Vale shiraz: medium- to full-bodied, laden with black fruits of all kinds, dark chocolate, licorice and savoury, ripe tannins. Drink to: 2041." 95/100 James Halliday, The Weekend Australian Magazine