St John's Road LSD 2016 is no longer available

This is a carousel with zoom. Use the thumbnails to navigate, or jump to a slide. Use the zoom button to zoom into a image.

Out of stock

St John's Road LSD 2016

Red Wine from Australia - South Australia
3.500000000 star rating 2 Reviews
A canny Australian blend of lagrein, shiraz and durif which makes for a brightly coloured, fun and pleasurable drinking experience. The nose is immediately inviting, with very pure and vibrant notes of blackcurrant, plum and spice. The palate is broad, full and generous, but staying more on the juicy rather than chunky side.
is no longer available
Code: AU23681

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Lagrein
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2024
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Screwcap

South Australia

South Australia (SA) is Australia's wine heartland, producing most of the country's wine and boasting some of its oldest vines. The dry, hot climate ripens grapes fully, making bold, dense and concentrated wines.

The Barossa Valley has a rich viticultural history with patches of bush-trained vines, many more than 100 years old. It is first and foremost a red wine region. Shiraz is king but cabernet sauvignon, grenache and mourvèdre play an important part, too.

Close to the Barossa is the Eden Valley, a windswept series of elevated hills producing exceptional shiraz and floral riesling. Just north of the Barossa is the Clare Valley, which represents Australia's pinnacle for riesling, where elevated vineyards temper the intense heat, producing dry whites of immense class and purity. The region's powerful and muscular reds can be outstanding too.

On the coast south of Adelaide is McLaren Vale, which vies with Barossa to be SA's best red-wine region. The climate is warm enough to...

South Australia (SA) is Australia's wine heartland, producing most of the country's wine and boasting some of its oldest vines. The dry, hot climate ripens grapes fully, making bold, dense and concentrated wines.

The Barossa Valley has a rich viticultural history with patches of bush-trained vines, many more than 100 years old. It is first and foremost a red wine region. Shiraz is king but cabernet sauvignon, grenache and mourvèdre play an important part, too.

Close to the Barossa is the Eden Valley, a windswept series of elevated hills producing exceptional shiraz and floral riesling. Just north of the Barossa is the Clare Valley, which represents Australia's pinnacle for riesling, where elevated vineyards temper the intense heat, producing dry whites of immense class and purity. The region's powerful and muscular reds can be outstanding too.

On the coast south of Adelaide is McLaren Vale, which vies with Barossa to be SA's best red-wine region. The climate is warm enough to guarantee lush, chocolatey reds from shiraz, grenache and cabernet, while its strong maritime influence invests elegance in chardonnay, viognier and marsanne. Nearby Langhorne is cooled by the lake and nearby sea, and grows grapes of very good quality at a low cost. These excellent-value wines are marked by a softness and fullness of flavour. The Adelaide Hills area east of the city are cool and provide the perfect ingredients for lemony sauvignon blanc and chardonnay. Coonawarra, further south-east behind the Limestone Coast, is South Australia's leading cabernet region, the unique terra rossa soil and maritime influence producing grapes with intense flavours and fabulous structure.

Read more

Australia Vintage 2016

Overall 2016 was a positive vintage for Australia with good volumes, and generally high quality wines being produced.

In South Australia total yields were up on 2015, and the quality was good too. It was another dry warm vintage, but with some rain, with the use of irrigation saving the vines from undue stress. A strong vintage for grenache and shiraz, with examples in barrel looking very concentrated and well structured.

The Sunday Times

The eye-catching name derives from an unusual Barossa Valley blend of lagrein, shiraz and durif grapes, which together produce a highly drinkable, almost sensual wine. Ripe flavours of blueberry, plum and ...
The eye-catching name derives from an unusual Barossa Valley blend of lagrein, shiraz and durif grapes, which together produce a highly drinkable, almost sensual wine. Ripe flavours of blueberry, plum and spice carry all the way through to a satisfying finish.
Read more

Will Lyons

The Observer

Though the classic Aussie varieties – shiraz/syrah, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir – remain popular for producers of all kinds, there’s plenty of interesting wines being made from what the...
Though the classic Aussie varieties – shiraz/syrah, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir – remain popular for producers of all kinds, there’s plenty of interesting wines being made from what the Aussies call “alternative varieties”, too. In the case of St John’s Road LSD, you have to wonder whether the blend was made to fit an idea for a salacious acronym. But this mix of Italian variety lagrein with shiraz and southern French native durif is such a delightfully vivid burst of black berries and currants that it’s hard to care too much.
Read more

David Williams

JancisRobinson.com

Inky with deep garnet rim. The American oak shows in the sweet aroma – very sweet-smelling black fruit. This sweetness is well balanced by a more savoury palate, chewy tannins, big and generous but not...
Inky with deep garnet rim. The American oak shows in the sweet aroma – very sweet-smelling black fruit. This sweetness is well balanced by a more savoury palate, chewy tannins, big and generous but not simple or overly sweet. Full-flavoured, whole-hearted. I'd suggest a barbecue but it's not really that time of year in the UK. Beefburger? 15.5/20
Read more

Julia Harding MW

2016 vintage reviews

Bestselling wines

Back to top