Before I say something about this wine, please let me take you back to 1952.
Leigh Matthews, the Australian Rules Football Legend was born and went on to carve out an illustrious career both as a player and a coach.
Marjorie Jackson (AC, CVO, MBE), the ‘Lithgow Flash’, won gold medals in the 100 & 200 metre events at the Olympics in Helsinki and went on to be the Governor of South Australia.
Well, it just so happens to be the year of the first vintage of this wine.
When you think of how long these people have been successful at what they do and what they have achieved, you could almost say, it is no different when it comes to this wine.
It has been gracing the shelves of bottle shops and accompanying the dinner table of Australians for 62 years which is a testament to the consistent quality of this wine. I began collecting it with the 1998 vintage and the oldest I have had the pleasure of trying was a 1986. I still buy it today.
At the 2015 Royal Hobart International Wine Show, this particular vintage won top gold in its class, the trophy for the Best Shiraz and the trophy for the Best Red Wine in the show. It’s easy to see why.
For a wine that cost me $15, it over delivers with plenty of black fruits and some nice spice and black pepper. It’s colour is dense and looks like it’s going to pack a punch but is perfectly medium bodied. It’s certainly a classy wine that is very approachable now with definite plans for a successful future.
Region: Coonawarra, SA Price: $15 Source: Local Bottle Shop