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2013 The McRae Wood Shiraz

Varieties
Shiraz
Vintage
2013
Country
Australia
Region
Clare Valley
Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL
Description

This Shiraz honours the vision of pioneer Clare Valley winemaker Jim Barry.

In 1964, Jim purchased 70 acres of prime land from Duncan McRae Wood and planted his first vineyard with Shiraz. It was an inspired choice of both grape variety and location.

Eyes

This wine has a dark, inky red hue.

Nose

The nose shows lifted notes of black berry and blueberry briary fruits, liquorice, perfumed- violets, and a lick of toasty vanillin oak.

Mouth

The palate is restrained in its youth, whilst having the concentration and depth the McRae Wood is famous for. Vibrant dark forest fruits of blackberry and plum are complemented by a rich streak of earthy goodness.

This wine shows a generous girth with rich fruit cake fruits, cherry and blackberry supported with balanced acidity and complex, delicate grained tannins.

Made using the ‘Jim Barry’ method and as such can be enjoyed upon release, but would equally benefit from cellaring to allow the wine to show some mature characteristics that come with age.

Body

medium

Growing Conditions

It was particularly fortuitous that our most significant rain event during vintage — 27mm — came on March 1. We’d well and truly finished harvesting Riesling but the reds still had a way to go and the rain did them a power of good.

It refreshed the vines and slowed down ripening leading to full-bodied reds with excellent colour and ripe tannins.

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