Plum, spice, dark chocolate and earth with underlying oyster sauce. This wine will improve for the next five years and greatly compensate the patient collector who wishes to cellar it for up to 7-12 years.
The Marchard & Burch Shiraz is sourced exclusively from Block 17 of the Leston Vineyard in Margaret River. Block 17 is grown and managed in accordance with biodynamic principles.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
“Strong red-purple; this is all about elegance and balance, the bouquet a fragrant array of spice, plum and quality oak, the medium- to full-bodied palate creating a web of ripe tannins to sustain and enhance the dark fruit flavours; it also has exemplary acidity.” Rating 94 - James Halliday, James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2013 edition
“Very deep purple-black colored, the 2009 Shiraz gives earthy / meaty notes of damp soil, underbrush, black truffles and prosciuto over blackberry tart, black cherry preserves and anise. Medium bodied with a great concentration of black berry and savory flavors in the mouth, it has very lively acid, medium-firm rounded tannins and a long, layered finish. Approachable now, it should drink best 2012 to 2019+.” Rating 91 - Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com
Winery Tasting Notes
A dense and deep ruby in colour
A complex bouquet of liquorice, dark cherry, blackberry, chocolate and white pepper spice.
The palate structure is an open weave of chalky fruit and fine oak tannins with a gravelly textured mid palate. Supple and soft red fruits provide a mouth filling richness, while hints of soy and oyster give an interesting savoury finish.
This wine will improve for the next five years and greatly compensate the patient collector who wishes to cellar it for up to 7-12 years.