Andrew McPherson established his winery in 1968 and is known for his famous Australian Shiraz. He has released this special Reserve Shiraz, made from the best grapes of the vintage, as the flagship wine for the McPherson Family Winery.
Region: South Eastern Australia
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Best Consumed: 2019 - 2029
88 POINTS James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 Bronze Medal Royal Sydney Wine Show 2018 Bronze Medal Royal Perth Wine Show 2018
The grapes for this Reserve Shiraz were picked and crushed during the cool of night, thus ensuring the retention of varietal character, while modern winemaking techniques were employed throughout, all of which help to create the famous McPherson style. Fermentation took place in sweeping arm red fermenters, giving the wine a denser, richer colour and allowing for gentle flavour extraction. Careful attention was also paid to the oak selection for the Shiraz. This wine was aged on French oak for twelve months, giving the wine a smooth and elegant oak influence.
Wine Harvest Notes
Vintage 2017 is best described as a waiting game. The season was very long with fruit slow to ripen and although the urge just to pick it all was there, we had to bide our time until we had optimal flavours and ripeness. Once I made the decision to pick the grapes came in at an orderly pace, although increased yields due to the rain in spring made the juggling game in the winery even more challenging, with tank space at a premium. We made it through our marathon 2017 vintage and are thrilled with the exceptional quality including a number of really extraordinary parcels.
This big and bold red wine is perfect with red meat dishes. Char-grilled beef, Korean Barbeque or roast lamb love this wine and are a great match.