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Masterstroke

Shiraz 2019

The wine has a mouth filling lusciousness, densely packed with generous plum and dark cherry fruit flavours along with subtle floral violet characters and a smack of vanilla underlying the opulent oak expression.

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  • Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot

    1 Jun 2021
    93 Points
    Deeply coloured… a dense and spicy palate with sweet fruits … quite a complex McLaren Vale style that will drink well...
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Region McLaren Vale
Colour At release, the wine is a deep purple, red.
Nose The wine displays enticing layers of red plum and black cherry and then mocha coffee and subtle vanilla and spice.
Palate The wine has a mouth filling lusciousness, densely packed with generous plum and dark cherry fruit flavours along with subtle floral violet characters and a smack of vanilla underlying the opulent oak expression.
Vintage Conditions In McLaren Vale, the conditions leading up to vintage 2019 were dry. These conditions, in combination with a hail event in November and hot weather in January and February resulted in both an overall reduction in harvest yields along with a corresponding increase in fruit flavour profile intensity.
Oak Maturation The wine was matured in a combination of new and older American oak barrels for a period of 6 months before being bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 6.33
PH: 3.54
Residual Sugar: 1.51
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
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  • Dan Berger International Wine Competition
  • Trophy
  • 1/01/2021
  • Harvest Challenge
  • Trophy
  • 1/01/2021
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Trophy
  • 2021
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Platinum
  • 2021
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International -Guides Des Vin
  • Great Gold
  • 2021
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International -Guides Des Vin
  • Great Gold
  • 2021
  • Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Double Gold
  • 2021
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International -Guides Des Vin
  • Double Gold
  • 2021
  • Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Double Gold
  • 2021
  • Vinus International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Double Gold
  • 2021
  • New York International Wine Competition
  • Double Gold
  • 2021
  • Vinus International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Double Gold
  • 2021
  • New York International Wine Competition
  • Double Gold
  • 2021
  • awc Vienna International Wine Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Stellar Cellar Selection BTI
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Selections Mondial Des Vins CANADA
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Frankfurt International Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Berlin International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Catador World Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Asia Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • The Global Syrah Masters
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Monterey International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Harvest Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Women's Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Portugal Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • TERRAVINO Mediterranean International Wine & Spirit Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Mundus Vini International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival International Judging
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • The Global Syrah Masters
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Portugal Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Monterey International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Frankfurt International Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Mundus Vini International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Monde Selection International Wine Contest
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • USA Wine Ratings
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • VinAgora International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Women's International Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Korea Wine Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Great American International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge
  • Gold
  • Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot

    Jun 2021
    93 Points
    For the Masterstroke series fruit has been sourced from Coonawarra (Cabernet Sauvignon), McLaren Vale (Shiraz) and then back to their traditional Clare Valley home for the classic Australian Cabernet Shiraz Blend. 2019 was a hot and dry vintage in McLaren Vale which in this wine has created a robust and chewy red. Deeply coloured, it shows brooding blackberry and blueberry fruits with some rocky and white pepper complexity topped by toasted coconut oak. That is followed by a dense and spicy palate with sweet fruits showing underlying power that continues through to a good finish with drying tannins. It is quite a complex McLaren Vale style that will drink well over the medium term.
  • Aaron Brasher, The Real Review

    Sep 2021
    93 Points
    Deep, dark and purple in the glass, quite opaque. Dark fruit aromas, plum, blackberry, dried herbs, mocha and spice, a whiff of eucalyptus. Dark and firm flavours, coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Plenty of drying grippy tannins shape the structure and mouth-feel. Impressive length.
  • Ronn Weigand, Restaurant Wine

    Oct 2021
    5 Stars
    The Mclaren Vale Shiraz is also outstanding: fleshy in texture, full bodied, well balanced, and richly flavoured (blackberry, cassis, black licorice, cedar, oak); a very young wine with years of development ahead. Great value; likely at its best after 2025. Aged 6 months in American iak barrels, partly new.