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Michael Shiraz 2018

Michael Shiraz 2018

Michael Shiraz 2018

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. Named after David Wynn’s young son, 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 wine is a legend of the Australian wine story with good examples of the 1955 Michael offering an outstanding experience.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14%
Peak Drinking Now - 2038
Winemaker Sue Hodder

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Lifted aromas of blueberries with hints of bayleaf

Flavours and Palate

Initially the palate is restrained and quite tight. However, the quality of the 2018 Michael is apparent through the length of the palate and the texture which is already silky. Layers of red cherries are peppered with dark spice and subtle cloves that build in intensity along the palate.
This is the pinnacle of our shiraz - medium bodied with a beautiful line and length

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

98 Points Ray Jordan
97 Points Tony Love
96 Points Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)
96 Points Andrew Caillard MW
96 Points Jeni Port
94 Points Angus Hughson

"This super wine is made only in the best vintages, and this is a return after a short hiatus. It was first released with the 1955, and it has only been quite recently that it has become a more regular release. But that ’55 remains one of the fabled wines of Australian wine lore. There is a bright fresh cherry aroma supplemented with a liberal sprinkle of spices. The palate delivers with such finesse, yet as it opens it gathers momentum as it surges to a very long finish. One of the very finest in this line." - Ray Jordan

"The star of the shiraz line-up at Wynns. An impressive wine built for longevity as much as sheer enjoyment. There's a certain refinement to this vintage, echoed in this wine. Florals, cherries dusted with pepper, cinnamon and crushed herbs. Full bodied yet buffered by finely chiselled tannins and pulsing acidity. Exceptional balance." - Jane Faulkner

"Deep crimson. Lovely plush blackberry, cedar, praline vanilla aromas with hints of graphite and sage. A supple, inky deep palate with pure blackberry, dark cherry, blackcurrant fruits, persistent fine chocolaty/ grainy tannins, integrated mocha roasted chestnut oak maturation notes and linear fresh acidity. Finishes gravelly/ cedar firm with persistent dark fruits." - Andrew Caillard MW