In a nutshell: A deep and intense South Australian Shiraz from the Langhorne Creek.
The lowdown: It has an inviting crimson black colour with an intense cassis, plum and bramble nose. On the palate it's rich, voluptuous and silky with creamy black fruits and a little savoury smokiness from oak. In addition there are brambles, cassis, cracked black pepper, chocolate and cigar smoke, stitched together by supple tannins to give a real level of complexity.
When to drink: It has crowd pleasing potential in abundance and for pairing with food think beef stews or juicy steaks.
Founders Giles Cooke and Fergal Tynan, both holders of the gold standard Master of Wine qualification, met over a beer on the evening before the MW 1st year course and since then, there has been a certain inevitability that they would, one day, make wine together.
Wild & Wilder is all about good clean wines. Working hand in hand with their carefully chosen band of growers, they craft wines of excellent quality made from great fruit, grown with a lot of love by people who have a real passion for their art. For Giles and Fergal, who also make the highly regarded Thistledown Wines, being involved in and directing every stage of the process from bud burst to bottling means that all Wild & Wilder wines have been meticulously cared for from the vineyard onwards.