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Keith Tulloch McKelvey Vineyard Shiraz

Keith Tulloch McKelvey Vineyard Shiraz

Keith Tulloch McKelvey Vineyard Shiraz

A signature Hunter Shiraz wine from one of the region’s great producers.

A single vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz identified by the combination of vine site and clone. Soils are rich red-brown clay loam overlying a base of powdery limestone, on a gentle hillside with a north to north-west aspect on Deasys Road, Pokolbin. Shiraz clone SA1658 was planted here in 1998 – notably identified and isolated originally by Keith’s father, Dr Harry Tulloch in the 1960’s. The vineyard soils are rich red-brown clay loam overlaying a base of powdery limestone, on a gentle hillside with a north to northwest aspect on Deasys Road, Pokolbin. The fruit was hand picked with optimal ripeness, whole-bunches added to the vats to contribute velvety texture and a bright floral perfume. Post ferment the vats were sealed for a further 4 weeks before pressing. The finished wine was matured for 12 months in fine French oak barriques, adding subtle elements of spice and complexity.

The aromas of this wine match the impressive colour; dark and laden with black fruit richness, paired to the subtle spice and creaminess of the oak bouquet. The length and intensity of black cherry, spiced plum and dark chocolate flavours prove the quality of this vineyard. The fresh lift, balance and tension of the finish points to many years of cellaring potential

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“Keith Tulloch is a fourth generation Hunter Valley winemaker with an enormous knowledge of the traditions of the Hunter who wants to see the area’s wines enjoy the respect they deserve. The standards are high and the amounts are small”

Food pairing – Filet mignon, aged cheddar.

A signature Hunter Shiraz wine from one of the region’s great producers.

Keith Tulloch McKelvey Vineyard Shiraz

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: ShirazRegion: New South Wales, HunterGrape Details: ShirazSKU: KEITH08-1

£18.99 a bottle

4 in stock


Keith Tulloch

“Keith Tulloch is a fourth generation Hunter Valley Winemaker, so the soils of Pokolbin and the wines of the Hunter Valley run deep in his blood. Keith is a qualified Winemaker, a Wine Judge, and Wine Consultant.
Keith Tulloch Wines are hand-made with meticulous care, and epitomise the best qualities of boutique Hunter Valley wine.
Semillon, Chardonnay & our flagship Kester Shiraz show the classic hallmarks of terroir and style. Our Botrytis Semillon is harvested from naturally occurring Botrytis, and is made with exacting winemaking techniques.”

New South Wales

The Hunter Region is the premium wine region of New South Wales and one of Australia’s most well-known, and historically important wine regions. Distinctive styles of Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz are the hallmark of this region. James Busby the man credited with bringing the vine to Australia was associated with the Hunter Valley through his brother-in-law William Kelman. Kelman is thought to be the first to plant vines in the Hunter. George Wyndham planted grapes in 1832. Penfolds bought the property in 1904 naming it Wyndham Estate. Dr Henry Lindeman purchased land around Raymond Terrace in the 1830s. So too did James King whose legacy passed onto Maurice O’Shea who came to the forefront of Hunter Valley winemaking in the 1920s. The area fell into depression for many years, but gradually made a comeback in the early 1960s. Today the region is booming. The climate is regarded as warm to hot. The main wine styles: White – Semillon (regarded as one Australia’s greatest and unique wines, with great aging potential), Chardonnay; Red – Shiraz.


flourish in a range of climates. In the warm to hot climates you can expect extremely intense aromatic, rich, full bodied wines, with hugh fruit (almost sweet) and chocolately tasting. In the more moderate/cooler climates you’re more likely to find structured Shiraz wines with black cherry, pepper and spice characters rather than the chocolate and fruit styles found in warmer climates.

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