Single Vineyard Range
2017 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. Shiraz clone SA1658 was planted here in 1998 – notably identified and isolated originally by my father, Dr Harry Tulloch in the 1960’s.
The aromas of this wine match the impressive colour; dark and laden with black fruit richness, paired to the subtle spice and creaminess of the oak bouquet. The length and intensity of black cherry, spiced plum and dark chocolate flavours prove the quality of this vineyard. The fresh lift, balance and tension of the finish points to many years of cellaring potential.
Drink Now – 2030.
350 dozen made.
Food Match: Filet mignon, aged cheddar
92 points Huon Hooke
96 points James Halliday