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MCWILLIAM'S Barwang Vineyard Shiraz, Hilltops 1999

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MCWILLIAM'S Barwang Vineyard Shiraz, Hilltops 1999 MCWILLIAM'S Barwang Vineyard Shiraz, Hilltops 1999

MCWILLIAM'S Barwang Vineyard Shiraz, Hilltops 1999

MCWILLIAM'S Barwang Vineyard Shiraz, Hilltops
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MCWILLIAM'S Barwang Vineyard Shiraz, Hilltops
  • Style: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Region: Hilltops
  • Code: MWBHS
  • Appellation: New South Wales
  • Country: Australia

Region Hilltops

Located around the town of Young and next to the Canberra District in Southern NSW, Hilltop’s first vines were planted at the Barwang vineyard in 1975. The region has a continental climate, combined with Franceee-draining rich dark red granite clay soils, ideal for vine growing. All vineyards are planted above the 450-metre contour line, making site selection and altitude considerations important. Hilltops enjoys very favourable ripening conditions, with dry summers and autumns however, irrigation is essential. The wine styles produced include Chardonnay, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

Winery MCWILLIAM'S

Langton’s Selections McWilliam’s 1877 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz, McWilliam’s Barwang Cabernet, McWilliam’s Barwang Shiraz, McWilliam’s Limited Release Barwang Merlot McWilliams, one of Australia’s oldest family wine companies, was established in 1877 by Irish immigrant Samuel McWilliam who planted the company’s first vines at Corowa in the Murray Basin in New South Wales. His son John James planted vines in Griffith in 1913. The success of McWilliam’s, inextricably linked to fortified wine and the very commercial end of wine production, has overshadowed its involvement in premium wine production. In 1941 it purchased the Mount Pleasant Winery, the cradle of the modern Australian wine industry. In 1989 it purchased the Barwang vineyard, located in the Hilltops region on the south-west slopes of the Great Dividing Range near Young in New South Wales. This vineyard, planted in 1969 from cuttings sourced from McWilliam’s, is now mature. The exemplary Barwang Cabernet Sauvign
Langton’s Selections McWilliam’s 1877 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz, McWilliam’s Barwang Cabernet, McWilliam’s Barwang Shiraz, McWilliam’s Limited Release Barwang Merlot McWilliams, one of Australia’s oldest family wine companies, was established in 1877 by Irish immigrant Samuel McWilliam who planted the company’s first vines at Corowa in the Murray Basin in New South Wales. His son John James planted vines in Griffith in 1913. The success of McWilliam’s, inextricably linked to fortified wine and the very commercial end of wine production, has overshadowed its involvement in premium wine production. In 1941 it purchased the Mount Pleasant Winery, the cradle of the modern Australian wine industry. In 1989 it purchased the Barwang vineyard, located in the Hilltops region on the south-west slopes of the Great Dividing Range near Young in New South Wales. This vineyard, planted in 1969 from cuttings sourced from McWilliam’s, is now mature. The exemplary Barwang Cabernet Sauvignon, Barwang Shiraz and Barwang Limited Release Merlot are all grossly undervalued considering overall quality. It is difficult to see these wines performing strongly on secondary market for some time, but they are worth seeking out. McWilliam’s 1877 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz commemorates the family-owned company’s 125th anniversary and attempts to become something of a ‘flagship wine’. This Cabernet Shiraz Merlot blend is a cross-regional wine made from selected parcels of fruit from McWilliam’s vineyard holdings in Coonawarra (SA), Hilltops (NSW) and the Yarra Valley (VIC). The 1877 rather flies in the face of the current penchant for wines of single vineyard provenance. The emphasis is on winemaking. The wine is bolstered up by highly concentrated and flavoured wine ‘drainings’ and double oaking, a technique used widely by some of the larger resource-rich wine companies. Jim Brayne, chief winemaker at McWilliam’s since 1986, says, “This is a style which really highlights the strength and diversity of our vineyard resources.” McWilliam’s also owns Brand’s of Coonawarra and Lilydale Vineyards in the Yarra Valley. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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ABN: 77 159 767 843. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998: It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $19,000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $800). License Number: 32055289