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HOOSEGG 2017 Mountain Dragon Merlot Blend 750ml


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HOOSEGG is the new wine of renowned winemaker Philip Shaw, former chief winemaker of Rosemount and Southcorp, and the founder of Philip Shaw Wines (now owned and operated by the next generation of Shaws, his two sons Damian and Daniel).

HOOSEGG 2017 Mountain Dragon Merlot Blend is the No.1 Ranked 2017 Merlot in NSW by Huon Hooke, who called it: “An outstanding wine which is set to age and improve over many years."

Vineyard | Koomooloo Vineyard, Orange NSW.

Varieties | Merlot 93%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5% and Shiraz 2%.

Colour | Deep red.

Bouquet | Strong raspberry aromas showing power of fruit, but complex thanks to fine oak.

Palate | The flavour is intense of varietal merlot fruit characters, with bright and very fine tannins.

Serving suggestions | The wine has excellent balance and has great flavours now, but wait for a considerable time to enjoy it at its finest moment, Shaw recommends.

Alcohol | 13.7%

About HOOSEGG: HOOSEGG is the dream that Philip Shaw has been working towards for nearly 60 years. In 2015, he made the decision to transfer the management of Philip Shaw Wines to his sons, Damian and Daniel.

His new venture HOOSEGG focusses on making small parcels of wine that can stand amongst the finest wines from anywhere in the world. Philip is a true craft winemaker, with an approach to guiding the direction of the wine, not controlling it, and always challenging the achievements.

“Every wine should be placed on its own canvas and not replicate others.”

Philip uses parcels of select fruit from the Koomooloo Vineyard which he established 30 years ago, along with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment, the best new oak - and all the lessons learned making wine over the past 60 years to produce his lauded small batch range.

This new venture is called HOOSEGG. Why? Well, the ‘HOO’ is Philip - to avoid any confusion with Philip Shaw Wines - and the ‘EGG’ is to symbolize ‘a new beginning’.