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Michael Shiraz 2015

Michael Shiraz 2015

Michael Shiraz 2015

RRP (750 mL)
$150.00
750 mL
$150.00
6 x 750 mL
$900.00

Overview

Overview

Michael Shiraz is Wynns Coonawarra Estate’s best-of-vintage Shiraz. The fruit used for this wine comes from the best vineyard sites in Coonawarra and is only made in years when the best quality fruit is available. The first Michael (then called Michael Hermitage) was a one-off from the 1955 vintage, made after proprietor David Wynn noticed the outstanding quality of the wine from two particular barrels and ordered them to be bottled separately. Named after David Wynns' young son, this is a legendary Australian wine.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2015
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.8%
Peak Drinking Now - 2035
Winemaker Sue Hodder

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Aromatically enticing spiced plum and classic Coonawarra raspberries.

Flavours and Palate

A smooth, rich and complex palate infused with vibrant red fruits and framed with very fine silky tannins. The 2015 Michael epitomises a cooler style of Shiraz from a warmer year. Fruit is mediumbodied with red, fruits and a sophisticated, silky texture. The wine has genuine concentration with refinement.

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

96 points Ned Goodwin
95 points Huon Hooke
Trophy 2019 International Wine Challenge
Gold 2019 International Wine Challenge

Ned Goodwin

"Coonawarra shiraz is an interesting conversation. A dialogue between cool climate precision, mid-palate warmth and a certain austerity that is far from, say, the exuberant floral persuasion of Beechworth, Yarra or the Canberra region. This wine more than compensates with a skein of energetic peppery acidity threading licorice, thyme and black and blue fruit all with a fine boned tannic needle. There is plenty of oak, but ample intensity and concentration of fruit, too, reassuring the drinker that all will gel effortlessly with patience."

Huon Hooke

"This is not a big wine, rather it's elegant and beautifully balanced, tight and reserved and built for long ageing. It's a layered wine, fine-boned and intense, with plum and cranberry aromas, subtle spice touches and low-key oak impact. Cellar it!"

Viticulture

Viticulture

A warm spring with even flowering and set, giving good yields. A mild summer, and long ripening period delivered full fruit flavours and balanced acidity. 2015 is heralded as an outstanding Coonawarra vintage. The 2015 Wynns John Riddoch, Michael and Messenger are all amongst the best we have made. They reflect optimum growing conditions and careful selection.