Aramis McLaren Vale ‘White Label’ and ‘Single Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz

07-Sep-2016
Aramis Vineyards was established by Lee Flourentzou in 1988 when he purchased a small block of land in the McLaren Vale to make a great collection of wines. Inspired by one of the enduring characters of ‘The Three Musketeers’ he named his venture ‘Aramis Vineyards’. There are 27 ha planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, the first vintage being in 2002. While a range of wines is made, the core of the Aramis brand is made of Shiraz and Cabernet in two tiers, the more accessible ‘White Label’ and more sophisticated ‘Black Label Single Vineyard’ ranges. The winemaker is Scott Rawlinson. www.aramisvineyards.com The ‘Aramis’ wines are distributed in New Zealand by Sherwood Estate. I find there is a house style present in the wines, being savoury, forward and relatively accessible from an oxidative winemaking approach. www.sherwoodestate.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Aramis ‘White Label’ McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
  • Aramis ‘White Label’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014
  • Aramis ‘Black Label Single Vineyard’ McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  • Aramis ‘Black Label Single Vineyard’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012

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