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Landaus Vintners 'The Diviner' South Australia Shiraz Grenache Cabernet 2012
Region: South Australia
I often make the point that the expertise of a wine producing country or a large wine company should be judged not by the great wines but by how well they make cheaper wines.
At the micro level we take up this challenge with The Diviner.
Psychics try to divine the future but our use of the term 'Diviner' is more mundane and we use our twitching rod to seek out good parcels of wine.
The winemaker and I like wines with a lot of flavour and use blending to increase this feature.
Indeed this wine is over 80% Barossa. We purchased a lot of bulk wine from the 2012 vintage as we recognised its special features and while the rare and best have sold this Diviner shows the vintage and will make an exceptional house red for the few months we have it for sale.
The first Diviner was a Shiraz Cabernet 2008 of 128 cases while of this 2012 we made just 126 cases.