The 2003 'M' Reserve is our finest Shiraz blend from McLaren Vale to date. Sourced from a single vineyard located in the foothills above the vale itself, the fifty year old vines produce tiny yields of dry grown fruit that are allowed to reach maximum flavor ripeness and maturity. It is intense, purple red in color with distinctive, youthful crimson hues. Powerful and lifted aromas of coffee and mocha chocolate, plums and berry fruits with toasty oak complexity. Again, flavors of plum fruit, chocolate and coffee
dominate the palate. The firm tannins and generous mouthfeel of the wine find their way through to an integrated, lingering flavor persistence.
integrated, lingering flavour persistence.
The Wine AdvocateA new offering from Kevin Mitchell is the 2003 Shiraz M Reserve, which is fashioned from a single vineyard in McLaren Vale. Aged 24 months in French and American oak hogsheads (40% new), this unfiltered blockbuster possesses fabulous stuffing along with sweet cassis and blackberry fruit, truffle, camphor, flower, and melted asphalt characteristics. With enormous flavor dimensions and a multi-layered texture, this is Australian Shiraz at its biggest, richest, and most intense. It should drink well for 15+ years.
Australian Wine CompanionRegional chocolate screams from the rooftops investing the wine with character and personality; not overblown, and carries the alcohol. Single vineyard.