Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Selection of site was essential to the success of the Hugo property. The climate, soils and proximity of McLaren Flat to the coast are contributing factors in maintaining the quality each and every year. Colin Hugo established Shiraz vines on the family farm during the 1950s, John Hugo followed in his father's footsteps, assuming responsibility as steward of the vineyard throughout the 1970s, ultimately taking the initiative to retain the best grapes for his own estate label. The finest parcels of Hugo Shiraz are treated to an extended term of maturation in a selection of finely coopered American oak barrels.
Deep red with ruby/purple hues. Lifted, clean fruit scents of mulberry, raspberry and plum, seasoned by notes of nutty vanilla oak and a twist of milled black pepper. Luscious black and red fruit flavours, currants and mulberry, bramble and mineral oak notes, supported by a length of elegant tannins and hint of cinnamon spice, before a warm, lingering finish.