I love hearing the story behind a wine. What inspired its name, label and of course the juice inside.
I was recently introduced to the McWilliam’s Wines new range called Stolen Colt. (Thank you for the media samples!).
McWilliam’s are one of the oldest winemaking families in Australia and it’s safe to say this new range has a tale to tell.
Stolen Colt is a celebration of the tenacious spirit of founder, Samuel McWilliam. Who in 1877, with passion and determination overcame the challenges of ‘bandit country’. Despite being accused of purchasing 2 stolen horses (a mare and a colt), which later police took possession of, he successfully established the 8 acre vineyard which today has passed through 6 generations of family winemakers.
The grapes for this 2019 Shiraz are sourced from the Riverina region in NSW and alongside its brother – the Stolen Colt Cab Sauv – it retails for $16.
Now in all honesty, we didn’t enjoy this one as much as the Cab, but saying that, we still sucked the bottle dry!
In the glass it’s a pretty deep red-purple berry colour. While on the nose it’s full of dark fruits with a bit of pepper spice and liquorice. If anyone knows the Finnish candy ‘salmiakki’, it made me think of that! While in the mouth spiced black cherries and plums come through alongside some pomegranate acidity and a smooth vanilla mouthfeel.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!