Extraordinary Value - Tony Love, National Wine Editor - Taste Australia News
A shared interest in crafting exceptional quality wines inspired leading industry identities Alister Purbrick and Andrew McPherson to identify the choicest Victorian sites. Much of the estate plantings are old vine, a large portion of their production are destined for discerning enthusiasts overseas, the pick of crop is reserved for the most astute aficionados right here in Oz. Principle contender for best value Shiraz in the land, a palate of remarkable length, its plum and dark currant fruit characters are seasoned by complex spice notes and framed by delicate, carob oak.
McPherson make wines that are meant to be pleasant to all palates, clean, fruit driven styles which can be enjoyed at any time. Andrew McPherson embarked on his career under the tutelage of his father, established 1968, the McPherson estate vineyards retain some of the oldest vines in Victoria. Shiraz is harvested and crushed throughout the cool of night, inoculated and vinified under sweeping arm fermenters, aimed at achieving handsome colour, while extracting softer tannins, infusing the wine with excellent varietal characters and building palate weight. Upon completion, the wine is filled to a selection of American oaks for malolactic and eight months maturation.
Deep purple hues. Lovely nose of black currants, licorice stick and star anise. Delicious palate of ripe berries, plums and milled pepper piquancy, medium bodied, Shiraz of impressive length, disciplined tannins and a splendid, currant filled finish. A match to your favourite meats, rich tomato recipes and all casserole style fare.