M53 Shiraz

Icon Wines  |  2010 M53 Shiraz

Tasting Notes:

Vintage Notes:

 2010 was a spectacular year-one of the best of the decade. After a few years of heat waves and droughts, 2010 was perfection personified, with a mild growing season, rain at all the right times and no heat shocks.

THE STORY

M53 is the Oliver Family horse & cattle brand that dates back to the 1880s. Although the horses and cattle have now moved on, the vineyards that have replaced them are recognised in the production of this single block Shiraz. Produced from a single block on the Taranga vineyard, only in years of high quality and in tiny volumes, this Shiraz is the pinnacle of our Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz.

Please note - Single bottle sales only, Please purchase M53 3 pack from the shop for special price.

 M53 Single Bottle Pack

Awards & Accolades:

Two hogsheads of new French Oak (Mercurey and Remond) the total make.  Wow.  The colour is inky deep, yet vibrant on the rim, and the expressive bouquet is swamped by the tsunami of luscious blackberry fruit that retains shape and balance against the odds, and has flourished with the aid of the oak.  The screwcap make this a 50 year wine.  James Halliday 96 points

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    Grape Variety

    100% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Deep, dense maroon

    Aroma

    Lifted and intense, loads of fruit density, spice and chocolate mocha notes.

    Palate

    The Oliver family has often been credited for producing ‘quintessential McLaren Vale Shiraz’ and this wine is no exception. Ripe fruited, with dense layers of spice, black fruits, cocoa and oozing generousity. This is a rich and powerful Shiraz, and finishes with glorious tannin and palate length.

    Cellaring Potential

    10+ years

    Maturation

    100% new French oak Hogsheads

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.5%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Wright