“… optimally ripe and threaded with a fine needle of the pepper and ground spice that mark fine, cool climate Australian shiraz.” Ned Goodwin, 95
Hailing from Canberra’s wine district, comes Alex McKay’s premium shiraz. Crafted from old vine shiraz grown on elevated sites from Mount Nanima near Murrumbateman, with a good portion of whole bunches used. Some new French oak in the mix, added more spice and complexity.
Beautifully ripe, the Reserve Shiraz 2015 combines the intensity and vibrancy of the vintage with the spice, perfume and elegant structure that these vineyards consistently give. Showing plenty of youthful charm now, this wine will be at its best at between five to thirty years of age.
95 – Ned Goodwin
“This is of a bouncier feel than is usual for this cuvee, optimally ripe and threaded with a fine needle of the pepper and ground spice that mark fine, cool climate Australian shiraz. Star anise and clove waft across a wave of dark cherry and blue fruited allusions, all. Gently aromatic, with 2% of viognier in the blend, the wine is medium-bodied, uncoiling its multitude of layers with time in the glass. The finish is granitic crunchy, firm, long and soothing, with the tannins and spice sheathing and guiding the fruit, but never drying it out.”