2017 Patritti ‘JPB’ McLaren Vale Shiraz
Giovanni Patritti left his Italian home in 1925 and boarded a boat, which he thought was destined for America. Instead he landed in Port Adelaide, with no English. Just one year later he was leasing vineyards to make wine for the ‘new Australians’. Nearly 100 years later the family (3rd generation) still own, operate and make the wines. Their ‘JPB’ is the flagship wine and James Halliday has given it 96+ points for the past 7 releases and he refers to this wine as “a very distinguished wine”.