James Halliday 97 pts

2014 M53 Shiraz

$180.00

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A brand in its truest form is simply a way for a farmer to mark and own the fruits of their labour, and our ancestors have long been making a mark on the Taranga property. M53 branded the finest Taranga herd back in 1880 and now, more than 135 years later, it marks Taranga’s finest wine.

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Blackberry essence, smoky bacon, mulberry, tar, dark chocolate, pepper spice and toast.
PALATE
Blackberry compote, sweet spice, cherry cola, rum & raisin chocolate finished with fine long lingering tannins, layers and weight. Super balanced and textured.
WINE & VINTAGE

The 2014 vintage was a warm one, and crops were quite low indeed. These tough conditions are perfect for ripening our 1948 planted Shiraz to perfection. The concentration on the vine has followed through into the wine making this a classic McLaren Vale Shiraz for the ages.

HISTORY

M53 is the original horse and cattle brand used by our ancestors on the ‘Taranga’ property in the 1880’s. Back then it marked our finest herd, now it marks our finest wine.
Released only in exceptional vintages, the
M53 is a rare beast and made in tiny volumes. The inaugural 2010 release was given a wow and 96 points from James Halliday.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
3 French Hogsheads 100% new.

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

James Halliday Wine Companion 2019

“Only made in exceptional years, this the second release (‘10). Prefermentation maceration is one of the keys to a beautifully cadenced wine, almost polished so supple is the fruit
and tannin profile. There’s no sense of
alcohol intrusion, seemingly less than 14.5%. The French oak has paid its way many times over.”

97 points