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Local Heroes Shiraz Grenache

Grenache, Shiraz 2016

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Tasting Note

Magenta red. The Shiraz, grown on loamy clay, contributes blackberry, mulberry and spice to the blend, whilst the hand-picked, old bush vine Grenache (grown on deep sand over clay) adds a potpourri of perfumed roses and savoury notes. Small batch open fermentation and maturation in older oak ensures the proven synergy of these two, equally matched, McLaren Vale Local Heroes.


Vegan friendly – no animal products are used in the production of this wine.


The blend percentages are irrelevant because the flavour and balance are so good. You come back for the second sip before you've had time to think about it. Blackberry and cherries lead the discussion, but the final judgement is delivered by delicious acidity that freshens the finish and aftertaste.  96 pts.

James Halliday Top 100 2019, November 2018



  • Radoux Trophy, Best Other Red Blend - 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • Best Shiraz Predominant Blend - 2017 McLaren Vale Wine Show

Gold medal:

  • 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, class 52
  • 2017 Royal Queensland Wine Show, class 48
  • 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show, class 18b
  • 2017 International Wine Challenge, Vienna
  • 2017 McLaren Vale Wine Show, class 20

Silver medal:

  • 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition, UK
  • 2017 Sydney Royal Wine Show, class 38
  • 2017 Perth Royal Wine Awards, class 40
  • 2017 National Wine Show of Australia, class 21

93 pts - National Liquor News Tasting Panel, July 2018

96 pts - James Halliday Top 100 2018

Technical Details

Variety 55% Shiraz
  45% Grenache
Region 100% McLaren Vale
Alcohol 14.7%
pH 3.56
TA 6.0 g/L


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