Arakoon "Clarendon" Shiraz 2004 - McLaren Vale SA
The rich soils of Willunga show a generosity that seems to elude the more common parcels around the McLaren Vale, and it is for this reason that the miniscule 200 case production of this Shiraz continues to stand out as one of the rare, premium wines of the region. Soft layers of lifted red fruits surround a concentrated core of choco-cherries and rich plum. The texture of this wine is supple, while the underlying youthful tannins are evidence of a fine structure that will reward many years of patient cellaring. A powerful and compelling wine that James Halliday has recognised as one of best in the region.