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McWilliam's Inheritance Shiraz Cabernet

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No need to smash the piggy bank for this one. It's a dead set bargain that you can have lying around the house for those unexpected visitors. It's smooth, soft and spicy, with smells and flavours of spicy plums and red berries, smooth, silky tannins, and a juicy finish. Excellent with a beef pie and mushy peas.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Red purple with crimson hues.

Nose: Intense plums and red berry aromas are supported by spice, chocolate oak and some subtle mint notes.

Palate: Flavours evident include plums, cassis and raspberry. The palate is soft and fleshy, with medium weight, while the tannins and soft and give the palate great length.

Food: Braised lamb shanks and mash.

Cellaring: Drinking beautifully now or cellar carefully until 2017.



expert reviews about

McWilliam's Inheritance Shiraz Cabernet

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Bright in colour and in character, with juicy red and black fruits on the bouquet and palate; a juicy and fresh early-drinking style.
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
87
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
87
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Pure juicy red fruit bouquet and palate, with a little drying firmness provided by the cabernet; reasonably persistent on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
This traditional blend works well with a range of cherry, plum and black fruits in a light- to medium-bodied, but well-structured and balanced palate.Value.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Fresh, lively, uncompromisingly Iight-bodied; juicy fruit, but minimal structure. Top gold, Early Drinking Red, Old Wine Show '06, still fresh 18 months later.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
Peter Forrestal (2005 Vintage) says
It's been a good year for the 'Inheritance' label of McWilliams: I can't remember the label achieving this level of consistency (or quality) before. Although restrained on the nose, it has dense, dark berry fruit (black cherries, dark plums, blackberries), pleasingly smooth texture that approaches succulence before a firm, tannic finish. It's approachable but will be better with a robust beef stew.
Quaff 2007 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
84

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