David Ellis
14 March 2017 | Wine Reviews, Wine Reviews - Shiraz | David Ellis

One to Note: Margan Shiraz

ONE TO NOTE:  MARGAN Wines have released a most rewarding 2015 Shiraz made from 50 year old vines growing on the exceptional red basalt volcanic clay of their Timbervines Vineyard in the Hunter Valley.

These great old vines were actually first planted back in the 1960s and early 1970s by Lindemans and Saxonvale, and were bought by Andrew in the late 1990s, giving him today a wonderful variety of fruit, with the Shiraz for this 2015 release being one of the stand-outs.

Forest berry flavours and a hint of spice give this wine a beautiful savoury palate, with a raspberry-like acidity making for a lovely after-taste – a bonus of the vines producing under a tonne per acre of wonderfully ripe and concentrated fruit.

With cooler months approaching, match this with a Sunday’s roast duck. 

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