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|Aroma & Palate||Full and aromatic, with black fruit and chewy tannin|
|Style||Dark & handsome|
Dark cherry, kirsch scents, malt and smoky wood too. A strong, dense perfume. The palate has a suppleness and appealing sweet fruit character, though it’s all kept lively on a bed of cool acidity and tannins work a treat in a smudge and chew to close. Silky texture, medium weight, spicy and just ripe flavours are in check. Delicious drinking here.
91/100 - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
Deep in colour and deeper in flavour! A take-no-prisoners Shiraz in classic Hunter Valley style, this one’s a silky smoky explosion of sour cherry and juicy berry. Lovingly estate-made with the fruit from a single Margan vineyard in Broke Fordwich’s volcanic soil, and the end result is suitably subregional in character.
The unique style of Hunter Valley Shiraz has worldwide recognition for its soft savoury medium bodied characters. We have close to 30 hectares of old vine shiraz which produces at around one tonne to the acre. We generally pick it all together and drain off 20 % to make our rose which then concentrates the balance of our Shiraz. Our Margan Shiraz is matured in 4-5 year old oak barriques that soften the wine without adding oak flavour and tannin. This allows the wine to concentrate on its unique Hunter Valley flavour and tannin structure. Typically medium bodied with savoury spice and long soft tannins. The Aged Release is only produced in the very best vintages and is a concentrated version with lots of tannin to help the ageing process and new French oak maturation whilst our White Label Shiraz uses stems and new French oak for added texture and tannin.
Led by second-generation winemaker Andrew Margan, Margan combines a focused commitment to largely estate-grown and estate-made wines in classic styles with a renowned and gorgeous cellar door and restaurant operation in the Broke Fordwich subregion of Hunter Valley, not too far from Sydney.
Andrew Margan is known as an adventurous winemaker, introducing several new varietals to the Hunter Valley and heading a push for sustainable practices in the industry.
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