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HOOSEGG 2017 Self Made-Up Man Red 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 Self Made-Up Man Red Blend is the No.1 ranked 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend in NSW by Huon Hooke, who said:

"The wine is deliciously fruit-laden, elegantly proportioned and beautifully balanced. A range of berry fruit flavours present themselves. A superb cabernet that should go on to build more layers with time.”

Vineyard | Koomooloo Vineyard, Orange NSW.

Varieties | Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz/Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon.

Colour | Deep, youthful purple/red colour.

Bouquet | Strong intense complex aroma, showing great depth of fruit.

Palate | Clean tight palate, obvious strength fruit flavours. Flavour continues on and forms bright fresh drinking.

Serving suggestions | The wine will further integrate with bottle age, but is currently showing intensity of fruit and great drinkability. Shaw recommends 10-15 years of careful cellaring.

Alcohol | 13.6%

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’.