McWilliam's `1877` Cabernet Shiraz 2005 (6 x 750mL), AUS.

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Overview

Intense blood plums, star anise and juicy mulberry fruits provided by the Shiraz with the Cabernet Sauvignon adding cassis and subtle chocolate fruit notes. Judicious oak use to match the power of the fruit combines to give fullness of structure and a long, yet plush tannin finish.

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

Expert Reviews

Super-concentrated, with a complex array of black fruits, spice and herb; the rich palate has great line and focus, with the abundant tannins effortlessly swallowed by the fruit; a great example of power and finesse. Drink By 2025: Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Ripe mulberry, cassis and black plum aromas complemented by complex biscuit and nutmeg oak nuances. the wine is just starting to show some maturity with hints of cigar box aromas starting to develop.

Palate

Intense blood plums, star anise and juicy mulberry fruits provided by the Shiraz with the Cabernet Sauvignon adding cassis and subtle chocolate fruit notes. Judicious oak use to match the power of the fruit combines to give fullness of structure and a long, yet plush tannin finish.

Wine Background

McWilliam's "1877" is a consistently medal-winning wine. Taking its name from the year that Samuel McWilliam planted the winery's first vines, small parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are expertly handled in the vineyard and winery to create this special wine. Since the inaugural 1998 vintage, the wine has collectively won six trophies and 44 gold medals.

Vintage
2005
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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