McKel­lar Ridge Wines

2017 MCKEL­LAR RIDGE CAN­BERRA DIS­TRICT SHI­RAZ

Halliday - Supplement - - Shiraz & Blends Red Hot & Rated -

RRP $34 / 2032

From the Point of View Vine­yard at Mur­rum­bat­e­man, hand-picked, 5 days cold soak, open-fer­mented with 15% whole bunches, ma­tured for 9 months in French oak (33% new). A very good wine that says there’s likely to be a seam­less tran­si­tion to new own­ers. Un­der­lines just how good Can­berra Dis­trict can be (and usu­ally is), with lu­mi­nous dark cherry fruits, fine tan­nins and a built-in medium-bod­ied com­plex­ity that can ex­press so much. 13.6% alc.

WINE­MAK­ERS John and Ma­rina Seko­ranja How do you best de­scribe this wine?

The fruit for this wine is ex­clu­sively from Point of View vine­yard, which sur­rounds our cel­lar door. This shi­raz is young and feisty, burst­ing with black fruit flavours (black­berry and sub­tle black­cur­rant). The fresh fruit flavours are con­cen­trated and have amaz­ing bal­ance with the re­fresh­ing acid­ity, and sub­tle oak treat­ment does not in­ter­fere with the ex­cep­tional fruit ex­pres­sion. This is an ex­cel­lent va­ri­etal ex­pres­sion with clas­sic cool-cli­mate fresh­ness, and it has great length.

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