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Trennert Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012
Region: McLaren Vale
In world terms McLaren Vale is underrated or unknown, and by this I mean in comparison to regions like Bordeaux, exclusive enclaves of the Rhone Valley like Hermitage or Chateauneuf du Pape or Italian regions like Chianti. McLaren Vale belongs among these greats but I have no idea when this realisation will crystallise.
Vineyards began in 1840 and within 30 years wines were being exported to the UK but the long record does not equate with recognition though the lights have been brighter over the last few decades. Perhaps another 100 years will elapse before McLaren Vale is seen as an equal to the world’s big name regions.
I am though comfortable in saying that it is not a quality issue but as with so many new world regions a problem of perception. In the meantime as I think many consumers know they are able to drink world class wines for a modest sum.
May I just say, please do not take this for granted but rather appreciate this as a bonus that you are smart enough to understand. This Trennert is an outstanding Shiraz offered at a modest price.