The Wirra Wirra RSW Shiraz is named after Robert Strangways Wigley, a noted South Australian eccentric and cricketer who established Wirra Wirra back in 1894. Its seems that McLaren Vale is particularly good at producing ‘interesting’ characters, as well as great Shiraz even to this day.
On the nose there a complex array of fruit, ranging from lighter red berries to dark ripe plums. Some powder cocoa aromas as well as dusty earth.
On the palate its rich and ripe, but nothing over extracted. Dark berries, ripe plums, and some hints of mocca or dark chocolate. Not really showing the typical McLaren Vale olive character which is sometimes found in wines of the region. Its shows both power and restraint simultaneously. The RSW Shiraz would complement slow cooked meat dished, preferable in the middle of winter, with or without friends.
Needless to say the Wirra Wirra RSW will easily cellar for 10-15 years, with substantial tannins supporting it for the long haul.
Region: McLaren Vale
Source: Provided by producer