McWilliam's `1877` Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2003 (6 x 750mL) SE AUS.

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Overview

An intense palate rich with blood plum and blackberry fruit flavours combined with complex brown spice, influenced by the use of elegant French oak. A well structured wine with a long and memorable finish, the 2003 McWilliam’s ‘1877’ Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz exhibits perfect balance between the dark fruit characters and savoury, robust tannins.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
Multi-regional
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Very long, elegant and penetrating; a spicy, cool-grown style with some Rhône-like characters. Top gold medal in its class National Wine Show 2006. Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2008

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

54.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Shiraz, 4.5% Merlot.

Colour

Intense purple with deep crimson hues.

Aroma

An alluring wine with mulberry, cassis and forest fruits dominating and hints of spicy nutmeg oak.

Palate

An intense palate rich with blood plum and blackberry fruit flavours combined with complex brown spice, influenced by the use of elegant French oak. A well structured wine with a long and memorable finish, the 2003 McWilliam’s ‘1877’ Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz exhibits perfect balance between the dark fruit characters and savoury, robust tannins.

Food Matching

Roast Sirloin of Beef, Parsnip mash, green peas and Cabernet jus; Rabbit and porcini ravioli in rabbit broth.

Wine Background

This multi award winning wine is made each year from rigorously selected, high-quality fruit sourced from McWilliam`s premier vineyards. Launched in April 2002 to commemorate the family-owned company`s 125th anniversary, McWilliam`s 1877 takes its name from the year (1877) the company`s first vines were planted in Corowa in New South Wales.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy, Wagga Wagga Wine Show 2006 - ‘Best 2003 and Older Red Wine’

Top Gold Medal, Wagga Wagga Wine Show 2006 - Class 66

Top Gold Medal, National Wine Show 2006 - Class 28

Gold Medal, Perth Royal Wine Show 2006 - Class 45

Gold Medal, Rutherglen Wine Show 2004 - Class 34

Vintage
2003
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14.4%

Winery Profile

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We are a proud family of winemakers - with a history which dates back over one hundred and thirty years. Our family ties go deep and we always stand together with an unconditional dedication and commitment that's seen us through thick and thin, good times and bad.

We're proud to note that no other Australian winemaker has achieved quite the accolades we have. Year after year we produce wines of such quality, depth and flavour that we've become a fundamental part of Australia's winemaking achievement and are today known as Australia's Most Awarded Winery.

Success like ours, however, does not come overnight. Rather it takes lifetimes of dedication, perseverance, inspiration, innovation and a passion to deliver the best.

The art of winemaking is as much in our blood as the desire to bring only the very best to market. We make wine to be enjoyed by all and we are proud that the fruits of our labour are there for all to savour.

For a real perspective on how strong our heritage of quality wines is, just ask any of the consumers around the world who have enjoyed our wines since we began in 1877.

McWilliam's is sold in over 20 countries around the world, while at home, McWilliam's is Australia's number 5 table wine brand by volume.

Winemaker Jim Brayne

Jim Brayne joined McWilliam's Wines as a cellar hand in 1973 and was appointed Chief Winemaker in 1986; and Production Director and an Associate Director in 2003. He is based at McWilliam's Wines winemaking headquarters at our Hanwood Winery, near Griffith in New South Wales.

In his current position, Jim oversees the creation and style - from vineyards to final blending - of all wines produced in the McWilliam's Wines award-winning portfolio of brands.

Jim is proud of his hands on training, which he believes has been a successful combination of "apprenticeship" and "academic".

In February 2004, Jim's achievements and contribution to the Australian wine industry were recognised when he was awarded the prestigious 2004 Graham Gregory Trophy, by the NSW Department of Agriculture. He was also a finalist in the Qantas/Wine Magazine Winemaker of the Year award in 2000 and 2002.

Jim has also judged at Australian wine shows - including Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Canberra, as well as various regional shows - since 1983. He has also been a guest judge at the New Zealand Wine Show.

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