Dr Peter G McMahon first planted Seville Estate in 1972 and gave meticulous care and attention to his patients and to his winemaking and viticulture. In recognition, the Dr McMahon label denotes wines of meticulous effort and care.
The Shiraz is purely sourced from the original 1972 plantings. The block is one acre and produces low yields (2 tonnes/acre) of small berries and bunches.
The colour is rose red with a slight purple hue. The aromas show beautiful red berry fruits, sweet spice and pepper. The palate is complex, lush and rounded with red berry fruits and black pepper. The whole bunches add harmony and complexity with fragrance and savourness while also balancing the fruit sweetness and tannins. The wine, while very approachable in its youth, is made with longevity in mind, and should reach its potential with 10 year cellaring.
Limited release 55 dozen made
Available in 750ml/6 pack cartons Alcohol volume 12.5%
97 Points, James Halliday
Wine Companion 2015