2018 Three Dark Horses Schuller Rd Shiraz

2018 Three Dark Horses Schuller Rd Shiraz

92 Points Richard Caro
2018 Three Dark Horses Schuller Rd Shiraz
92 Points Richard Caro

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A great deal on this new McLaren Vale Shiraz. This single-vineyard of old vines (20-50 years) has produced a red of impressive quality and pedigree. Second ever release of this special label with the debut '16 winning Trophy & Gold. Made in very small volumes by the ex- winemaker from Coriole this shiraz is even 100% basket pressed and aged 14 months in French and American oak. A big, bold and inky black old school style of Shiraz from a winery rated 5 Stars by Halliday -- this is a steal at this low price!

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Elsewhere up to $24.99 Save $5 $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle




Its Origins

"Three Dark Horses is the new project for former Coriole winemaker Matt Broomhead. After vintages in southern Italy (2007) and the Rhone Valley he returned to McLaren Vale in late 2009 and, with his father Alan, buys quality grapes, thanks to the long experience they both have in the region. The third dark horse is Matt's grandfather, a vintage regular. But things are changing. In Nov '17 the business acquired a 5ha vineyard in McLaren Vale, and will build an onsite winery. They are expanding the plantings with grenache blanc, clairette and touriga nacional, and reworking some of the shiraz vines planted in 1964. Part of the vineyard is sand soil-based interspersed with ironstone, a highly desirable mix for shiraz and cabernet sauvignon." -- James Halliday

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2018 vintage

"From a single vineyard, Schuller Rd, Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale with a vine age of 20 -50 years. 100% basket pressed, 7 day open ferment with regular pump overs. 10-15% whole bunch inclusion. 12 months in new (40%), 2 year old (30%) and 3 year old (30%) French oak. Bottled without fining or filtration. Dense and expressive. Aromas of forest berries, all spice and musk. Flavours of blackberry, plum and chocolate. Some spice and a touch of earth. Soft and rich with a plush mid-palate. Gentle but persistent tannin giving it flow and a long, even finish. Cellaring potential: 6 to 8+ years."

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2017 vintage)

"A hugely appealing shiraz; the gorgeous bouquet shows blackberry, Black Doris plum, vanilla, cedar, warm spice and floral notes. The palate delivers excellent fruit concentration and intensity, wonderfully complemented by velvety mouthfeel and silky tannins. It is substantial and opulent, while remaining properly balanced and structured with a persistent satisfying finish. At its best: now to 2027. AU$25.00. www.3dh.com.au. Dec 2018."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region

    McLaren Vale

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2019 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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