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The 2006 McWilliams Hanwood Estate Shiraz is one of best single-grape red wines that I’ve tasted so far in 2009. One of my other favorite single-grape red wines was the 2007 Castillo del Baron Monastrell from Spain.
The 2006 McWilliams Shiraz is a very good value Shiraz for under $10 bucks. It has great cherry, plum, and raspberry flavors with some really nice spice on the finish. The winemakers do a very nice job with adding just the right amount of American and French oak. However, it just falls short of 4 stars because it’s not strong enough on it’s own. It requires just the right type of food to give it an added boost. I recommend barbecue meats as a pairing for this wine.
For being 100% Shiraz, this red wine has a lot going on. At only $10, I’d drink this any day of the week. The McWilliams is a great value wine and a crowd pleaser.
WineLife365 Rating: 3-Star