McKellar Ridge Wines

High quality, hand-crafted wines from the cool climate of the Canberra District
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Review of 2013 Shiraz Viognier

Added Wednesday, 11/2/2015

 

Canberra winemakers could hardly believe their own good luck with the near perfect 2013 vintage. It followed a run of tough years, notably the cold, wet 2011 season and cool 2012. As it turned out, even those years produced some decent wine. But the warmer 2013 vintage made riper, fuller reds, some of extraordinary dimension. McKellar Ridge sits at the more robust end of the district style spectrum, offering ripe and vibrant red-berry varietal shiraz flavours with a slight hint of apricot from the tiny viognier component. At this stage, spicy French oak stands a little apart from the wine flavours but I suspect the rich fruit will gobble up the oak as the wine matures.

 

Chris Shanahan

 

Food And Wine, The Canberra Times  Wednesday , February 11, 2015