Andrew McPherson established his winery in 1968 and is known for his famous Australian Shiraz. He has released this special Reserve Shiraz Cabernet, 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: 2020 - 2030
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
It’s a wrap for another season and once again Mother Nature has dished us out a few challenges! Due to an extremely hot January vintage began a week or two later than normal, and once we got picking whites and reds rolled in at a cracking pace. White yields were lower than anticipated whilst reds were on par with previous years. Overall it was another great vintage with bright and fresh whites and beautifully coloured, rich reds.
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.