Another day, another pair of Mclaren Vale reds. But what a different pair this were (compared to the Tatachilla wines of yesterday) which felt more real, more handmade and less formulaic than the made-to-a-pricepoint Tatachilla reds, even though they are produced by a similarly big corporate baked winery. Perhaps it all comes down to the open top fermenters and the basket press, but it probably just comes down to money (what doesn’t).
Perhaps the only downer with this wine is the ongoing saga of Constellation (Reynell’s parent) and their rather offhand destruction of the vinous heart of this celebrated brand. For more information check out Phillip White’s account here
(Chateau Reynella) Reynell Shiraz 2007 (McLaren Vale, SA)
$50, high quality cork, 14%
(Chateau Reynella) Reynell Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (McLaren Vale, SA)
$50, cork, 14%