The Malcolm Shiraz
We first made this ‘cult’ Shiraz back in 1994. It became a legendary wine and with the follow on 1995 and 1996 releases, spawned a host of powerful, rich Shiraz wines. Our goal has always been push the boundaries of Shiraz, to pick ultra-ripe and then age in new oak for a longer maturation period. Importantly the final wine, though rich and full-bodied, must be complex and extremely well balanced.
The nose offers up hugely ripe fruit aromas – black cherry and plum, alongside toasty mocha oak, liquorice and spice. Rich and textured with a velvety palate.
This is a full-bodied wine but the tannins are super-ripe. Incredibly voluptuous and drinkable as a younger wine, it has become famous for its longevity. With good cellaring, The Malcolm can age well for up to 20 years.
The Malcolm Shiraz is only released in the finest vintages in a small volume to ensure the quality standard is maintained, and the reputation for capturing the true essence of Barossa Shiraz upheld.
The design on The Malcolm bottle is beautifully etched in the glass and wonderfully presented in this burn-stenciled wooden box, enabling collectors to store the wine for many years to come… if it’s possible to wait that long!
Current Release: 2017 – the first Malcolm made from our first Estate vineyard in the Ebenezer sub-region of the northern Barossa Valley.