McGuigan Expressions Shiraz

Pairs well with:  It’s almost Fall, but not quite.

The small percentage of Viognier in this wine is pleading for more Summer; the Shiraz says Fall is just around the corner – and there’s no going back now.

The Fun: The colour is a medium to deep ruby, with purple hues.  The aromas are a delicate yet complex mix of blueberry, blackberry, plum, vanilla, eucalyptus, violet (thanks for the flowers, viognier!), cedar, black pepper, and a hint of leather.  The flavours are similar, with the spice and herbal notes standing out a bit more.  The balance is excellent, with acidity, tannins, and body all moderate.  The finish lingers with blueberry, pepper, and vanilla.  It’s silky and very drinkable! 

The Facts:  2015 Vintage – Shiraz (and a small percentage of viognier) – Langhorne Creek, Australia – Aged in French and American oak for 12 months

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