2018 McPherson Dont Tell Gary Victorian Shiraz

2018 McPherson Dont Tell Gary Victorian Shiraz

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5 Stars Cuisine
2018 McPherson Dont Tell Gary Victorian Shiraz
5 Stars Cuisine

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A great price for the Number 1 Shiraz and Best Buy in the recent Cuisine tasting! Also Gold Medal Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, Gold Medal NZ International Wine Show, 5 Stars Winestate Magazine and 4.5 Stars James Halliday. From a quality Victorian producer, "Dont Tell Gary" is an intriguing reference to the wine's extreme quality-for-value. Because this single-vineyard, old vine fruit selection was secretly fermented in "ridiculously expensive" French oak (80% new)— and Gary is the name of the winery accountant, who wasn't allowed to know about it. A remarkable wine for the price, the Dont Tell Gary is a steal!

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Elsewhere up to $25.99 Save $6 $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle




Its Origins

"McPherson Wines is, by any standards, a substantial business. Its wines are largely produced for the export market, with enough sales in Australia to gain some measure of recognition here. Made at various locations from the estate vineyards and contract-grown grapes, they represent very good value. McPherson Wines is a joint venture between Andrew McPherson and Alister Purbrick (Tahbilk), both of whom have had a lifetime of experience in the industry. Quality is unfailingly good." — James Halliday

What The Critics Say

#1 Shiraz in Cuisine Tasting, 2020

"This wine is all about allowing the fruit to sing and, boy, does it; this is a delicious example of a cooler-climate shiraz with floral blueberry and blackberry fruits and just a hint of pepper spice. The succulent berry and black-fruit characters flow on through to the palate with acidity and silky tannin polish supporting a luxe finish. Perfectly described by head judge Ben as a shiraz with poise, presence and personality."

Huon Hooke

"Deep red/purple colour. Spicy fruit and oak, with strong plum and dark cherry fruit. It's medium-bodied and soft, fruit driving the palate, which is very gentle and the texture mild and very approachble. There is sweet fruit in the centre. Good drinking already. 09 FEB 2020. Drink 2020 - 2028

93/100 James Halliday

From a single vineyard in the Grampians, matured in French puncheons, 80% new. Shows all the hallmarks of shiraz from this region with black fruit, liquorice and spice, but differs from most in that it's completely approachable so young. It has structure and tannin but feels like it's ready and raring to be drunk now, which seems to be the house style.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region


  • Closure


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  • Maturity

    2020 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB





Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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