2017 Reserve Shiraz
The McLeish Estate Shiraz is timeless, with superb definition. This wine is produced from our estate single vineyard established in 1985 and renowned for consistently producing the highest quality.
The McLeish Estate Reserve Shiraz encapsulates the essence of the Hunter Valley and our own winemaking style. The aromas of rich mulberry and spicy blackberries are perfectly balanced with the complex spice, floral and violet overtones to the blackberry and plum fruit at the core of the palate. The ripe but refined tannins and quality oak complete an outstanding example of Hunter Valley Shiraz.
The warm and dry red harvest for the 2017 vintage resulted in lower yields in the vineyard across all three red varietals.
Harvesting was timed to achieve the most positive varietal distinction with the Tri Moir showcasing vibrant, bright acidity and ripeness to develop our luscious blend.
Our Shiraz vineyard was established in 1985 with the vines being hand harvested. Continuously creating outstanding fruit each year, the vineyard soil is quite typical of the Hunter Valley with a mixture of sandy loam and red volcanic clay.
Herb crusted rack of lamb, red meats, cheddar or edham cheeses
2018 – 2027
Our expression of Shiraz is crafted to display primary fruit vibrancy and lean acidity in its youth, while cellaring into the next 10 years will reward with the developing added complexity and supple tannins.