Thursday, 11 July 2013

McLeish Estate Reserve Shiraz 2011

If you are in the Hunter Valley, this place deserves to be on your Cellar Door visitation list.

Proudly owned and operated by the McLeish family, the wines are made by Andrew Thomas. His class has clearly seeped its way into this wine.

For $35, this is a bargain deluxe!! You'd be happy to pay three times the price, and you probably would in some restaurants. The quality delivered is magnificent.

Plump mulberry and black fruits are king here with some violet characters swooping through. Super fine flavours on a delicate palate which is luscious and loaded. A forever lingering length concluding with a fine dusting of pepper. French oak has been used perfectly.

Over a few days the wine just continued to develop and improve which was impressive.

A great drop now and can only get better with more time in the bottle.

Get it online or on premise where it is mostly available in Sydney and Newcastle.

I can't recommend this wine enough.

Who: McLeish Estate
What: Shiraz (14.2% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2011
How: $35

www.mcleishhunterwines.com.au