VINTAGE:

  • 2014

McWilliam’s Single Vineyard Hilltops Shiraz

With a philosophy to source top quality fruit from a single, meticulously managed vineyard, McWilliam’s Single Vineyard delivers distinctly elegant & balanced wines. The 2014 vintage of the McWilliam’s Single Vineyard Shiraz came from the Hillrose vineyard nurtured by the Clark Family, third generation Hilltops farmers, dedicated to producing elegant and spicy medium-bodied Shiraz.

“The Single Vineyard range is an exciting development for McWilliam’s winemaking. Being site specific they showcase individual quality and personality, delivering wines of nuance and detail. This enables our viticulture and winemaking teams to push the quality and learn more about the terroir of each vineyard.” Andrew Higgins – McWilliam’s Premium Winemaker..

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ALC/VOL : 13.5  %
COLOUR : Vibrant red purple
WINEMAKER : Andrew Higgins

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION : Mini greek pizza with olives, tomato, fetta and smoked ham

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

REGION

Hilltops, NSW

AROMA

Aromas of dark cherry, violets and blueberry fruits with a seductive toasty oak.

PALATE

A medium-bodied wine with fleshy blueberry fruits, vanilla oak and chewy, sinewy tannins. Has a focused tannin core that balances out the overall slippery mid palate fruits. Will need up to 3 years in bottle before arriving at its ideal drinking window.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS

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James Halliday
Wine Companion

The deep colour signals a wine with power and complexity; the bouquet is both spicy and savoury, black fruits dripping from every bower of the tree, precision-shaped tannins and quality oak perfectly matched.

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Campbell Mattinson
The Wine Front

Body of fruit here is excellent. It’s beautifully ripened too. Blueberry and black cherry, almost into asphalt. Warm but flowing and energetic. Tannin tumbles through the back half of the wine, firm but in-step with the flavour. Oak is malty and toasty but not in an overt or thick way; in general this is a well-handled and well-balanced wine. Indeed it’s hard to imagine anyone being disappointed here; quality is right up there.