Hatch McLaren Vale Vesey Shiraz 2022


This wine was named for Chris Hatcher’s great-grandfather, Alf Vesey. Alf started working at Penfolds way back in 1883 and continued on for an incredible 69 years. Of those 69 years, he was their Master Winemaker for 47 of them. While he was there, he mentored a young bloke who went on to do okay – Max Schubert. The fruit for this wine was fermented on skins in small open top fermenters, for five to ten days. A dense vibrant purple, the wine has gorgeous aromas which simply leap from the glass. Blueberries, mocha, spices, coffee beans, dark chocolate and bay leaves. This is rich and ripe and more chocolate flavours emerge on the palate. Generous in style, indeed opulent, with a seductive and soft texture, silky tannins and a long, lingering finish. Notes of coffee grinds and dry herbs then emerge towards the end of the palate. This will easily age and improve for eight to twelve years. Love it.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz