Born of one of the most ancient and geologically diverse wine regions in the
world, McLaren Vale, this wine is made from Australia’s most ubiquitous grape –
Shiraz. With the aim that this Shiraz reflects Ministry of Cloud's view of the
region, they have combined fruit from two Blewitt Springs deep sandy vineyards,
and a younger more structured and fragrant parcel from the shallow old bedrock
of their own Onkaparinga Rocks vineyard in the hope of a more modern, slender
and youthful expression.
An exercise in slender power, bringing early picked McLaren
Vale Shiraz characters exhibited by cool blue and red fruit with layers of coal
dust and earth to entice, supported by a gentle oak creaminess, which progresses
to the palate exhibiting a deep fruit weight kept bright, nervy, and fleshy and
filed down nicely by a fine and mineral tannin line.