Gemtree Vineyards


Tadpole Shiraz Cabernet 2006

Technical Details:

The Wine

An untamed animal with minimal intervention. It's wine that you dream of — natural, juicy, soft and drinkable.

Purple, black.
Asian spices, black pepper, raspberry conserve, cherry, mocha and smoky oak.
Deliciously juicy front palate that exhibits ripe berries, spice and amazing length. The palate just lingers beautifully leaving a sensation to empty the glass and drink the bottle! Wonderful balance for a youthful wine, showcasing creativity at it’s best.
Drink now – 6 years.
Vintage Notes

The Tadpole Shiraz is an untamed animal – zero filtration, zero fining and minimal intervention. The 2006 vintage in McLaren Vale delivered cool climatic conditions throughout the entire growing season enabling us to retain the natural balance from the vineyards through to the bottle. Aged primarily in American oak barriques for 15 months, the Tadpole is a wine that you dream of – natural, juicy, soft and drinkable.

I have always believed that these two varieties pay homage to one another. Shiraz provides the juiciness, the sweetness, and Cabernet the base, structure and the power. This quirky little blend shows all those characteristics and is a ripper addition to the Tadpole stable.