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The McRae Wood Shiraz

Variety: Shiraz
Region: Clare Valley , South Australia
Vintage: 2017

Dark forest fruit aromas, combine with nuances of spiced dough. This is classic Clare Valley Shiraz. Blackberry compote and lightly spiced vanilla flavours. A deep and brooding core, with a moreish texture and flavour. A wine for the ages. In 1964 Jim Barry, and his wife Nancy, purchased 70 acres of prime farm land from their friend and neighbour, Duncan McRae Wood. On this special site they planted their first Shiraz vineyard. The McRae Wood Shiraz is made from grapes declassified from The Armagh and blended with fruit from special parcels from the family’s other Clare Valley vineyards. Rich and intense, it was considered a modern and innovative style of wine, when it was first released in 1992.  


James Halliday

Standard vinification made irrelevant by the luscious, juicy red and black fruits that continue to seduce the palate right through to the finish and aftertaste. One of the best vintages to date. Rating: 96

Ralph Kyte-Powell

Laudably, The McRae Wood has moved away from the minty style that once marked it. This latest edition starts mellow with attractive plum and mixed berry aromas, backed by a good seasoning of toasty oak. Ripe-tasting and spicy, it's medium to full-bodied, with very drying tannins giving some hardness to the finish. Ideally this needs age to sort itself out a bit more, but it will.  Rating: 92

$48.00 Inc. GST

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