'Alexander Munro' Shiraz

'Alexander Munro' Shiraz

2018 Shiraz
Hunter Valley, NSW

Our flagship Shiraz that is made from the best single parcel of Shiraz grapes we harvest each vintage.

$110 each

Wine Details

Region

Hunter Valley

Vintage

2018

Type

Red Wine

Variety

Shiraz

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

14%

Background

‘Alexander Munro’ Shiraz is our flagship wine and made from the best parcel of shiraz fruit we receive each year.

Vineyard Notes

Situated on Palmers Lane in Pokolbin, the ‘Homestead’ vineyard is the Shiraz source for this wine. The vines are well established and mature, having been planted in the mid 1960s.

Winemaking

Hand picked fruit, 20% with stems retained, was crushed into open vats and plunged twice daily to optimize flavour and tannin extraction. The wine was then lightly airbag pressed and transferred into French oak barriques of which 50% were new. After 16 months of maturation the wine was lightly egg white fined and then bottled with moderate filtration. The second consecutive drought vintage, 2018 produced stunning fruit, albeit not very much of it. A vintage rivalling 2014.

Tasting Notes

A deep purple/crimson colour. The nose oozes concentrated black and dark berry fruits, dark chocolate and mocha. The palate, which is verging on full-bodied, is plush with flavour. Oak and tannins are in perfect balance. A seamless wine with exceptional persistence.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

This wine has all the characteristics that are required for long term cellaring. 30+ years.

Food Matches

Red meat dishes and aged cheeses.

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