Lloyd Brothers Western Block 2 Reserve Shiraz 2021


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McLaren Vale, Australia
95 points



Our 2021 Reserve Shiraz is meticulously crafted from grapes cultivated on block 2 of the Western Block, a longstanding premium area within the Lloyd Brothers McLaren Vale Estate. This block has consistently delivered exceptional quality over the past few decades, having been planted with Shiraz clone 1654 in 1998, totaling 2898 vines.

Geology of the Lloyd Brothers McLaren Vale Estate Vineyard:

Situated on the Blanche Point Formation in the Eocene group, with an age spanning 56 to 34 million years, our vineyard boasts glauconitic, fossiliferous calcareous siltstone complemented by the presence of Tortachilla Limestone at its base.


The Western Block 2 grapes, harvested with precision on the 3rd of March 2021, underwent fermentation in 1 and 2-tonne open fermenters. The process spanned an ideal 15 to 20 days on skins before being delicately basket pressed into new and seasoned French oak. Following 16 months of careful maturation, the Reserve Shiraz was curated from the finest barrels and bottled on the 6th of September 2022. Notably, this wine is unfined and proudly vegan-friendly.

Oak Maturation:

The Reserve Shiraz matured gracefully for 16 months in a blend of new and seasoned French oak barriques and hogsheads. Our cooperage selection included barrels from renowned artisans such as Taransaud, Saury, Sylvain, and Francois Freres, with a notable 30% of the new oak component sourced from Taransaud.


95 points

Deep, dark, inky and opaque in the glass. Fabulous colour. Heady aromas of mulberry, stewed plum, dried herbs, bramble, sweet spice and cedar. Full flavoured, chewy, opulent and powerful on the palate. Lashings of broodingly rich, inky dark fruits along with coffee, mocha, spice, nutty oak and anise. The tannins deliver real structure and purpose and the acidty has punch and zip and keeps the decadent fruit in check nicely.

94 points

Plum, blue and black fruit, mocha, a little bit of perfume. It’s plush and mouth-filling, a smooth flood of berries with some spice and dark chocolate, nori, balanced acidity, regional ferrous character, and a bold finish of good length. It’s rich but balanced, and maybe what you might call a ‘give the people what they want’ style.

93 points


Screw cap
Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Food pairing
A robust and flavorful Shiraz pairs exceptionally well with grilled meats, particularly steak or lamb.

Tasting Profile

Deep, dark red in colour with aromas of lifted violets, dark plum, mocha and dried herbs.
The palate is layered with black currant, boysenberry, liquorice, dark chocolate, iodine with a touch of dried herbs, black pepper and spice on the finish. Approachable in its youth this wine will happily age for 15+ years.

Lloyd Brothers Western Block 2 Reserve Shiraz 2021

Lloyd Brothers Western Block 2 Reserve Shiraz 2021

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