The vintage of 2011 in Margaret River was an early and very clean vintage with no disease pressure. The season proved to be one of the driest and warmest summers on record and backs up a wonderful run of vintages. In contrast to other parts of Australia, the wines will be of the highest quality and will further enhance the reputation of this region.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
"Hay Shed Hill is one of the older vineyards in Margaret River having been planted in 1973. The estate-grown and single-vineyard wines from here are outstanding. But the second-tier range, under the Pitchfork label, continues to offer great-value drinking. Recent high-quality vintages mean that winemaker Michael Kerrigan has plenty of good fruit to work into this budget label. The new shiraz is a case in point. This is a brilliant wine for this price category. Loads of spicy shiraz with a distinct savoury influence working into the plummy earthy fruit. It's medium to full-bodied with a heap of palate-filling goodies. And it's great value at this price. A must-buy by the six pack or dozen when you want a solid stand-by for your local greasy spoon." Rating 91 - Ray Jordan, West Australian (SEP/2013)
"An aromatic shiraz from Margaret River winery Hay Shed Hill. The nose is an appetising mix of juicy berry scents, liquorice, peppery spice and subtle sweet oak. It is medium-bodied and long with easy tannins underneath. Ageing? Drink over three years. Food ideas: Barbequed lamb cutlets; vegetable moussaka." Click here to download presenter." Rating 89 - RAlph Kyte-Pwell, The Age (AUG/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Vibrant youthful brilliant hue of good depth.
Ripe cherry and plum fruits with chocolaty influences.
The palate displays good depth of fruit concentration, ripe sweet fruit fleshiness in the mid palate and good flavour extension.