VINTAGE:

  • 2016

McWilliam’s McW 660 Reserve Canberra Syrah

A true expression of the rich diversity and elegance of high altitude wines, the McW 660 range is a testament of McWilliam’s Wines understanding of the relationship that exists between the land, the climate and the winemaker. Harvested from vines grown at an average of 660 metres above sea level, these wines are medium bodied with intense flavour.

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ALC/VOL : 14  %
COLOUR : A vibrant purple red.
WINEMAKER : Andrew Higgins

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION : Lamb rack with roasted vegetables or Grilled eggplant with tomatoes and olives

PEAK DRINKING : Drinking beautifully now but will also reward medium term cellaring to 2026.

REGION

Canberra, ACT

AROMA

Perfumed nose of violets and spicy red fruits with toasty oak.

PALATE

A silky medium bodied palate displaying floral red fruits with spicy oak and long gentle tannins.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS

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James Halliday
Wine Companion 2018

Bright crimson-purple; a slickly made wine featuring fruit first and foremost, establishing its sense of place with its spicy medium-bodied berry and currant fruits before fine-grained tannins and integrated oak click in. High quality wine at the price.

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John Lewis
Newcastle Herald

SYRAH is the French varietal name for shiraz and its use on Australian wine labels could be seen as a pretentious sales ploy. Producers who use syrah say they do it as an indication of wine style but it certainly helps confuse wine buyers struggling with a host of new alternate variety names. That said, this shiraz from the Canberra wine region is a lovely silky-smooth, multi-faceted drop that glows deep, dense purple, has 14 per cent alcohol and entices with scents of mulberries and gum forest floor. The front of the palate unfolds ripe blood plum flavour and Maraschino cherry, licorice, spearmint and savoury oak meld on the middle palate. The finish has persistent fruit characters and dusty tannins. It would be great with fillet mignon.