The Ulithorne Story
Ulithorne commenced producing small quantities of red wines from selected parcels of grapes from its estate vineyard in McLaren Vale, planted in 1950 by Bob Whiting. Since its beginnings, Ulithorne has become an iconic South Australian brand, having expanded its presence within the market. These high-quality and in-demand wines are crafted to always consider the fruit first – ensuring that the final wine celebrates all that is unique in the flavours and structure of the fruit taste, as it ripens in the vineyard. True wine lovers will always seek out premium wine that reflects the singularity of its source. This is the philosophy that drives Ulithorne Wines. Ulithorne produces small quantities of red wines from selected parcels of grapes from its estate vineyard in McLaren Vale, planted in 1950 by Bob Whiting. The small-batch, high-quality wines are influenced by Ulithorne’s associate Laurence Feraud, owner of Domaine du Pegau of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The business was sold to CW Wines in December 2020. -JH
Why's this wine for you?

Wow. That was one of the first words uttered when this Ulithorne McLaren Vale red first hit the tasting panel desk.

It’s a 96 point scoring Shiraz from one of the boutique names of the region, which is also from a Halliday 5 Red-Star rated winery, putting it in the top echelons of the industry.

Get in now for what is a delicious, vibrant and proudly authentic expression of McLaren Shiraz.


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The Brief
Alcohol
14.5%
Net Volume
750ml
Vintage
2018
Cellar to
2031
How's it taste?
Bold and full-bodied, vibrant aromas of savoury cherry, blackberry and fine spices. Soft tannins and a subtle earthiness.
How was it made?
A combination of hand and machine harvesting of selected fruit-driven parcels from mostly cooler parts of McLaren Vale. Matured in French Oak barrels for twelve to fourteen months prior to bottling.
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Critic Reviews
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Expert Review
96 Points
Ken Gargett - WinePilot.com
Top producer from a thrilling vintage, weaving magic with McLaren Vale Shiraz. What is not to love? And it more than lives up to the billing. Throw in that it is well under thirty bucks? Stock up now and go big. A deep red/maroon. This is a cracking old vine McLaren Vale Shiraz. Complex, intense and bursting with flavour. Chocolate, black fruits, leather, licorice, cassis and dry herbs. A bit special. Finely balanced and even with all the power, this retains some refinement. Very long and a wonderfully supple texture. A wine that delivers in every respect. Now or the next decade. Just delicious.
Expert Review
Expert Review
96 Points
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
A splendid fruit attack of blackberries and plums combined with cedar, cured meat and anisenuances, it’s concentrated and dense yet refined and supple with a lengthy silky finish.Gorgeously styled with textured mouthfeel and seamlessly woven chalky tannins.
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