Lifted red & blue berry and oak spice
Elegantly structured dark plum and red fruits with a hint of blueberry, integrated oak carried by silky tannins and supple acidity
2019 McDonalds Road$50.00 non member price
92 Points – 2022 Halliday Wine Companion
Bimbadgen McDonalds Road Vineyard
Fruit crushed into stainless steel fermenter and inoculated with a neutral yeast strain. Regular pump overs for colour and tannin extraction throughout fermentation before being pressed into French oak barriques
Select barrels of McDonalds Road Shiraz
12 months in new and old French Barriques
24th June, 2020
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Shiraz||14.2%||5 - 10 years||24th - 30th January 2019||New & Old French||3.54||6.9g/L|
McDonalds Road 2019 Shiraz is slightly lighter in style than 2018. Being a drought year you would expect greater depth and weight to the wine, in this case we had to make quick decisions as the extreme heat was drying all the moisture out of the berries, so we picked much earlier than usual and in turn have created a lighter style yet still very supple, well structured and enjoyable Shiraz.
2022 Halliday Wine Companion Review
A warm vintage, with the umpteenth drought year consecutively. Yet the reds, overall, are stellar. Real fidelity to place. This could come from nowhere else with the sweet leather, varnish and loamy earth scents of the Hunter. Dark cherry and five-spice, too. The alcohol, sublimated by an overall aura of savouriness. The oak, well handled. The acidity, less so. Good drinking all the same.
Ned Goodwin, Published 13 August 2021