Steve Tanzer 92 points - Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 The Eleventh Hour Shiraz displays aromas of blueberry pie filling, black currant cordial and mincemeat with touches of licorice and mocha. Full-bodied with a nice savory edge to the seductive fruitiness, it is nicely poised with a medium level of chewy tannins and balanced acid. It finishes long. Drink it now to 2018+.
This spicy style offers dark plum and berry against clove and tobacco notes, with fine tannins framing the medium-bodied structure. Finishes with persistence. Best from 2014 through 2020.—H.S.
2010 MASSENA SHIRAZ ELEVENTH HOUR
"Inky purple. Dark fruit liqueur and floral aromas are complemented by notes of candied violet, Indian spices and cola, with a smoky topnote. Deep, rich and supple in texture, offering sweet blueberry and boysenberry flavors and slow-building spiciness. Suave floral notes carry through a long, velvety finish of impressive clarity." Steve Tanzer 92 points
|McPherson Wines had its beginnings in 1968. My father, Jock McPherson, worked in wineries in the early days of the industry in New South Wales. From him I learned the joys of winemaking, along with an honours degree in the use of colourful language. In 1974 I began winemaking in my own right, and have spent my working life to date in the wine industry.
In 1993 I established vineyard holdings in the Murray Darling region near Mildura. This region principally surrounds the mighty Murray River, the source of much Australian folklore due to its beauty and majesty. I had my eye on the red brick soil of the Goulburn Valley in Central Victoria, and acquired 350 acres which offered great promise for cool climate red wines which today are used to grow the grapes for the Chapter Three and Basilisk wines.
In early 2000, McPherson Wines opened our world class bottling facitily in Victoria. Located next to the winery just outside the town of Nagambie in Central Victoria, we bottle our own wines along with premium wines from wineries all over Victoria.