2014 Shiraz - Rating 96 A gloriously elegant medium-bodied wine, with exceptional balance, line and length; the perfumed purity of the bouquet is played out on the almost delicate, and totally seductive, palate, the handling of oak and tannins deliberately throwing all the emphasis on the predominantly red fruit flavours. Gold medal Victorian Wine Show ?15, but in my opinion deserved the trophy for Best Shiraz.
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - Rating 95 Shares the fragrance and elegance of the Shiraz, although, of course, the flavours are very different. This is cool-grown cabernet, its acidity one of the cornerstones joining with fine tannins the other cornerstone. Not a normal show style, the Victorian Wine Show ?15 judges to be commended awarding it a gold medal.
James Halliday August 2016
Maygars Hill Winery
Strathbogie Ranges Victoria Australia
This 20 acre property was acquired by Jenny Houghton in 1994, for its viticulture potential and as a location for her bed and breakfast cottage.
3 acres was hand planted in 1997 into a light sandy loam. It is ideally situated in the Strathbogie Wine Region right on the border with the Goulburn Valley.
Planting has increased to 6 acres; 2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and 4 acres of Shiraz.
Strict viticultural policy with pruning, spraying and hand picking has achieved the required low yield per vine. This has consistently produced small berries of intense colour and flavour.
The altitude of 200 metres, combined with the light sandy loam and intensive monitoring, has produced grapes that enable a wine of elegance and complexity to be produced.
Maygars Hill | 53 Longwood Mansfield Road, Longwood East 3665, Australia