Monday, 15 August 2016

Wynn’s 2013 Michael Shiraz - Coonawarra

SOMETHING of a legend, and one of the
most highly-regarded of Aussie Shiraz

SUPER SOMETHING FOR CHRISTMAS TURKEY

David Ellis

IT'S not often we get the chance to taste a $150 bottle of what is obviously up there with the very best of the best, so when that opportunity did come our way recently it proved not only one of our most memorable tasting experiences, it decided us on just what we'll be putting with the family Christmas turkey this year.

We're talking about a Wynn's Michael Shiraz from the best-of-vintage fruit off their best vineyards in Coonawarra, and made only in exceptional years when the most extraordinary of fruit is available, in this case 2013. First labelled in 1955, company proprietor David Wynn released the wine as a one-off in that year after noticing the outstanding quality of two particular barrels, and naming it Michael after his son.

It has since gone on to become something of a legend of the Australian industry, and one of the most highly-regarded of Aussie Shiraz – which is saying something. Endless layers of fruit, spice and texture are centre to this 2013, together with powdery tannins, nutty oak and suggestions of ginger.

And all of which make for it being the perfect partner with the Christmas turkey, and why all our family will be pitching-in for a couple of bottles with ours this year.

for week beginning 15 August 2016


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