Fruit driven red, with complex nose of cassis and liquorice
One Chain Vineyards, like Thistledown, is overseen by Peter Leske, Giles Cooke MW and Fergal Tynan MW One Chain works with growers to source fruit from some of the most established regions of South Australia. These wines are inspired by a love for the Australian national sport. Indeed, the name One Chain is the imperial measurement for 22 yards, or the length of a cricket pitch. However, you really don't need to be a connoisseur of the game to be bowled over by the restrained, elegant style of the Chardonnay and the bright red fruit and subtle oak of the Shiraz Cabernet.
Tasting Note: A rich, well balanced example of the Aussie classic blend. Lush black fruits coupled with touches of woodspice, liquorice and cassis follow through to a delicious, velvety finish. This wine is consistently good from vintage to vintage.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16/20 (average producer score)
Shiraz (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%)