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McWilliam’s Appellation Hilltops Shiraz

McWilliam’s has for many years crafted wines with fruit sourced from the cooler, high altitude sites situated along the New South Wales Great Dividing Range. This Shiraz from Hilltops has produced an aromatic floral and spicy wine showing lifted dark berry fruits, violets and black peper with a toasty oak to give you a balanced medium-bodied Shiraz.

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VARIETAL : Shiraz ALC/VOL : 13.5  %
COLOUR : Vibrant red purple pH : 3.56
WINEMAKER : Andrew Higgins ACIDITY : 6.09 g/L

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION : Osso Bucco

PEAK DRINKING : Drinking well now but will reward medium term cellaring.

REGION

Hilltops, NSW

AROMA

Black cherries, violets, pepper and toasty oak.

PALATE

An elegant medium bodied wine with juicy red fruits and spicy oak. The supple tannins gently steer the wine showcasing the balance & poise of this medium bodied style.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS

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Huon Hooke
huonhooke.com

Very deep, dark red/purple colour and a vividly ripe, black plum and juicy blueberry aroma. It's a fruit-driven style like the '14 Canberra Syrah, but there the similarity ends. Full-bodied, deep and plush, not a blockbuster but certainly flavour-packed. Oak is not noticeable. Lush, plush flavour and texture. Medium to full-bodied, sweet fruit: a superb wine and great value. (available from mid-2016)

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James Halliday
Wine Companion 2017

Hand-picked early morning, open-fermented, 15% whole bunches, 3 days cold soak, cultured yeast, hand-plunged/pumped over, 12 days on skins, matured for 9 months in French puncheons (20% new). Has more depth and structure than expected to its red cherry and black pepper fruit, fine, savoury tannins tugging at the taste buds and not giving up. Gold medal Canberra District Wine Show '15.