Monday, 23 July 2012

MCGUIGAN’S CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF BLACK LABEL

JOIN the 20 years celebrations with
this and a Sunday roast turkey dinner.
23 July 2012

David Ellis

WHEN you've a label that's been a stand-out success for 20 years, you could be excused for sitting back and resting on your winemaking laurels.

Not so with Neil McGuigan, the dynamic and irrepressible Chief Winemaker at the Hunter Valley's McGuigan Wines. Instead he's created a very special 20th Anniversary Black Label Reserve Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon to celebrate the second decade of the company's Black Label range – and is already pondering how he'll celebrate the label in another 20 years.

"We see ourselves not just as makers, but as guardians of the brand, charged with an obligation to respect our history and our heritage, and to continue Black Label's world-wide success," Neil says, and noting that only 7500 cases were made of the 20th Anniversary drop, although 150,000 cases of the McGuigan Black Label range are sold in Australia every year, making it our currently #1- selling red wine by volume.

MARVELLOUS with Chicken
Tikka Masala or Thai Fish Cakes.
The 20th Anniversary Black Label Reserve Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon was made from fruit sourced from South Australia's Barossa Valley and Limestone Coast and bursts with sweet berry fruit and supple tannins. Pay $19.99 and get the family around to share over a Sunday roast turkey dinner.

ONE FOR LUNCH: With nearly 40 vintages behind him in the Clare Valley, Tim Adams reckons only a handful of these were as good as the 2012, one whose yields were slightly down on normal but whose resultant fruit showed marvellous flavour intensity.

And Tim's particularly proud of his 2012 Tim Adams Pinot Gris that's full of pear and peach flavours with a touch of sweetness. And although officially a white wine, it's got a slightly rosé hue from the variety's natural skin pigmentation; at $22 you won't beat it with Chicken Tikka Masala or Thai Fish Cakes.

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