2018 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.
Rated 95/100 Australian Wine Companion
The McLeish Estate Reserve Shiraz encapsulates the essence of the Hunter Valley and our own winemaking style. The crimson purple hue and aromas of spicy, dark berry fruits and fragrant black peppercorns. The elegant palate displays ripe black cherry and ripe plum primary fruits to the fore. The McLeish Shiraz is fine and focused, the vibrant primary fruit fills the palate, wit lingering ripe tannins and is interwoven with anise, concentrated mocha and cedar.
Lower than average rainfall, dry drought conditions, superb ripening with pristine fruit. Exceptional whites & reds.
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
2019 – 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.