Michael Shiraz is Wynns Coonawarra Estate’s best-of-vintage Shiraz. The fruit used for this wine comes from the best vineyard sites in Coonawarra and is only made in years when the best quality fruit is available. The first Michael (then called Michael Hermitage) was a one-off from the 1955 vintage, made after proprietor David Wynn noticed the outstanding quality of the wine from two particular barrels and ordered them to be bottled separately. Named after David Wynn’s young son, this is a legendary Australian wine.
Dense purple-red; the bouquet is typically super-concentrated, oozing ripe black cherry fruit and heaps of oak. The palate is at once profound, yet smooth, almost glossy, with black cherry fruit and cedar/vanilla oak. The tannins are ample but round and soft. Date Tasted: Dec 1998; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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