Single Vineyard Range
2019 McKelvey Vineyard Shiraz
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: Pokolbin, Hunter Valley
Vineyard: McKelvey Vineyard
Vine Age: Vines planted in 1998
A single vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz identified by the combination of vine site and clone. Soils are rich red-brown clay loam overlying a base of powdery limestone, on a gentle hillside with a north to north-west aspect on Deasys Road, Pokolbin.
Colour : Very deeply saturated crimson-scarlet, with bright purple/blue at the rim.
Aroma: An infusion of black and purple fruits delivering a cascade of plum, boysenberry, and blueberry, plus floral fragrances of lilac and fresh sage, subtle spiciness, with potpourri hints of fine rose-petal.
Palate: Classic signatures for this site are a delicious medium-bodied fullness of flavour, quite energetic, simultaneously imparting a gentle fruit-weight with ultra-fine tannins. The same perfumed fruits unveil from plum through blueberry, duplicating onto a fine satiny palate tinged with cranberry and red cherry, all combining to generate fine harmony and extraordinary fruit persistence. Fine French oak influence is from large format barrel, which purposefully reins-back barrel influences to a subtle role.
Similar in structure to the 2018 Vintage, the 2019 McKelvey Shiraz will grow in fine style and amplify over the next 5 to 10 years.
Drink 2022 – 2032.
163 dozen made.