Rich blueberries, black forest cake and vanilla sugar on nose. Intense dark berry fruit, tar, chocolate and coffee on palate with hints of licorice, smoky caramel, raspberry and cherry.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
The 2007 MP Shiraz 9 was aged for 18 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak barriques and hogsheads. Opaque purple-colored, it delivers an excellent nose of cigar box, spice notes, mineral, blueberry, and blackberry. Full-bodied and firm on the palate, it has excellent depth, enough structure to evolve for several years, and good integration of oak, tannin, and acidity. Drink it from 2010 to 2020.
Rating 91 - Jay Miller, Wine Advocate (FEB/2009)
Winery Tasting Notes
Scarlet red with a purple rim.
Rich blueberries, black forest cake and vanilla sugar on nose.
Intense dark berry fruit, tar, chocolate and coffee on palate with hints of licorice, smoky caramel, raspberry and cherry.
A challenging vintage resulting in low yields and exceptional quality. Low winter rains and a small amount of berry splitting (resulting from heavy rain over a 2 day period at a crucial stage of berry development) were major contributing factors producing a reduction in the yield. In addition to this, short periods with unusually high summer temperatures meant that the time between veraison and harvest was shorter than normal. These conditions have collectively provided concentrated flavours, colour and beautifully structured wines.