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RegionCanberra, ACT
ColourBright purple red.
AromaPerfumed and floral with spicy red fruits and fresh toasty oak.
PalateMedium bodied with bright acidity and fine slatey tannins. Perfumed floral red fruits with charcurterie (preserved cooked meat flavours) and toasty oak continue on the palate.
Growing Conditions2015 was almost a perfect growing season in the Canberra District, with a mild spring and summer and no extreme heat which allowed a long and even ripening period for fantastic flavour development. Shiraz from well-managed vineyards escaped any damage or disease and remained clean throughout ripening and was picked at optimum ripeness.
Vinification/MaturationHand picked in the cool of the morning. Fermented in open top stainless steel with up to 50% whole clusters included. Cold soaked for 5 days prior to allowing the tank to gently warm up, then inoculated with yeast. Hand plunged only for a total time on skins of 2 weeks. Gently pressed then racked to barrel for maturation for 10 months on fine less with no rackings. Old used was 35% new French oak puncheons, with the balance one to four year old puncheons and hogsheads. Carefully blended in January 2016 then lightly fined prior to bottling.
Alcohol/Vol13.5%
pH3.54pH
Acidity (TA)6.18 g/L
Bottles per Case6
Last Tasted Date19-10-2016
Peak DrinkingWill develop with careful cellaring over the next 10 years
Hand-picked, 5 days cold soak, open-fermented, up to 50% whole bunches, 14 days on skins, matured for 9 months in French puncheons (35% new). Fragrance and elegance personified. Juicy cherry fruit opens proceedings, then mouthwatering acidity and fine-grained tannins draw out the lingering finish. Amen.
97 points
James HallidayWine Companion 2018

This prestigious wine takes its name, “1877”, from the year 1st generation winemaker, Samuel McWilliam, planted the winery’s first vines in Corowa NSW and McWilliam’s Wines was born. Crafted from vigorously selected, high quality fruit from mature, low yielding vines, the 2015 vintage of McWilliam’s “1877” is a Shiraz from some of the best vines in the Canberra wine growing district.

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 27 x 18 x 35 cm

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