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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

$35.00

Our winery continues to produced quality Cabernet Sauvignon. This vineyard uses only selected hand harvested fruit in the ultra-premium years, as showcased with the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon.

The wine displays great depth & width of flavour, with ripe, silky tannins. Classic Cabernet cassis sits alongside smoky, spicy oak and more complex notes of violets, tobacco and dark chocolate. This wine seamlessly provides a balance of vibrant Cabernet primary fruit qualities complimented by spicy complexity

Tasting Notes

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon displays a dense and Bright, with purple hue. With aromas of Black forest fruits with concentrated black olive and mulberry, creating complexity. The palate remains supple and elegant, this wine first displays blackberry and dense plum which lead to an elegance nutmeg and cassis. Persistent dark fruit and fine grained tannins create a refined and persistent palate.

Vintage

The Vintage conditions throughout the early red harvest continued to be optimal conditions with long warm days and extreme heat waves of 40 degrees plus leading to excellent ripeness and primary fruit characters. The hand harvesting process was carried out to select only the most premium fruit, therefore lower yields where seen. The Cabernet Sauvignon was hand harvested on the 20th of February with the optimal conditions prevailing with long warmer days, leading to excellent ripeness and primary fruit characters. Cuisine: Chargrilled Steak, roast lamb, Cheeses (Comte & Cheddar) Cellaring: 2019 to 2028 Alcohol: 13.7%

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz

$35.00

Fondly known as ‘The Great Australian Red’ McLeish Estate 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz is a unique Australian blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon (traditional Bordeaux varietal) and 20% Shiraz (traditional Rhone varietal). The blend exhibits vibrant currants and cranberry aromas. Rich layered, black cherry fruit with underlying earthy, cedar and leafy herbs completes the structure. Long and persistent, with a fine tannin and impeccable balance.

Vineyard Our Shiraz vineyard was established in 1985 with the vines being hand harvested. Cropping is undertaken- thus ensuring low yields and high quality and intensely flavored fruit. The vineyard soil is quite typical of the Hunter Valley with a mixture of sandy loam and red volcanic clay . Food: Tomato pasta dishes and Cheeses, ideally Saint Agur. Cellaring: 2018 to 2028 Alcohol: 14.0%

2019 Semillon

$50.00

McLeish Estate are one of the most awarded Semillon producer’s in Australia. Creating a range of single vineyard Semillon’s that are acclaimed and celebrated throughout the world. This is a true recognition of the premium quality and the attention to detail that is applied throughout the whole winemaking process.

  Tasting Notes Generosity of fresh lemon, lime and passionfruit flavour articulate this classic Hunter Semillon. The palate is intense yet elegant and crisp, with great line and length. A wine of great drive and extraordinary finesse. This wine is built to cellar as a benchmark example of Hunter Valley Semillon. Vintage McLeish Estate started harvesting the Semillon on the 30th of January. The optimal conditions prevailed with long warmer days, the Vintage conditions throughout the white harvest continued to be extreme heat waves of 40 degrees plus leading to excellent ripeness and primary fruit characters. Vineyard Our Semillon is hand harvested from vines grown in friable red duplex loam soil at Pokolbin in the Lower Hunter Valley.– the vines, planted in 1985 –  consistently producing the  purest and brightest signatures of Hunter  Semillon. Cuisine: Fresh Sydney Rock Oysters, Kingfish Cellaring: Our expression of Semillon is crafted to display vibrancy and lean acidity in its youth, while cellaring into the next 10 years will reward with the 2019 Semillon developing added complexity and honey comb texture over time. Alcohol: 11%

2019 Shiraz

$35.00

$35.00

The McLeish Estate Shiraz is timeless, with superb definition. This wine is produced from one of the most highly respected vineyards in the Hunter Valley. Consistently producing the highest quality.

2019 Vintage

The optimal conditions prevailed with long warmer days, the Vintage conditions throughout the  red harvest continued to be extreme heat waves of 40 degrees plus leading to excellent ripeness and primary fruit characters.

Tasting Notes

The McLeish Estate 2019 Shiraz displays ripe red cherry, dark chocolate and nutmeg with underlying classic spicy pepper notes on the nose. The palate displays intense layers of rich plum, red cherry and fig are complimented with harmonious cedar, toffee and silky tannins to the finish. Cuisine: Roast beef, game and aged cheddar. Cellaring: Potential 2020 to 2035 Alcohol: 13.0%

2019 Victoria Chardonnay

$32.00

This wine has been specially created to honour the elegance, strength and pure class of our dear friend Victoria.

 

Tasting Notes

Brilliant lemon colour. The Victoria Chardonnay displays perfumed notes of fresh lemon peel, nectarine, white peach and vanilla. Proceeding to the fresh, medium bodied palate displaying the perfect balance of ripe stone fruit and bright citrus fruits. With intense flavours of white peach, nectarine and kaffir lime  complimented by fine grained brioche, cream and spice oak complexity.

Vintage

McLeish Estate started harvesting the Chardonnay on the 31st of January. The optimal conditions prevailed with long warmer days, the Vintage conditions throughout the white harvest continued to be extreme heat waves of 40 degrees plus leading to excellent ripeness and primary fruit characters.

Vineyard

McLeish Estate vineyards are in Australia’s oldest wine growing region; the Hunter Valley, planted in 1985. Our Chardonnay is hand harvested from vines grown in friable red duplex loam soil– Fruit thinning was carried out on the single vineyard to consistently producing the purest and brightest signatures of Hunter Chardonnay Cuisine: White Meats, Seafood’s and Risotto. Cellaring: 3 to 8 Years Alcohol: 12.5%