2016 Mada Wines Shiraz

Canberra District, NSW

The first release of a silky, sumptuous Shiraz form Hamish Young.


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Very good shiraz. Or, dare I say, syrah, if you get my drift.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Hamish Young's first release of the Mada Shiraz is a very seductive wine.

The fruit comes from two vineyards in the Murrumbateman area, one providing incredible perfume, one contributing underlying power. Half of the fruit was fermented as whole bunches, some saw time in ceramic egg to maintain freshness, and only 20% new oak used in the maturation of the wine.

This is the essence of silky, slippery Canberra Shiraz. A wine that oozes sex appeal. Hamish has not put a foot wrong since starting his own label in 2016, and this gorgeous Shiraz is yet another notch in his belt.

About Mada Wines

Mada wines sees ex-Eden Road operational winemaker Hamish Young venture out on his own for the first time.

Sourcing fruit from some great sites across the Canberra and Hilltops regions, his first releases were a smash hit and his star continues to rise.

His wines show a fresher and more modern side of NSW wine, all about vibrant fruit and ease of drinking. He looks for texture in his aromatic whites, freshness in his delightful red wines, each release sees him refine his own 'house style' a little more.

This is a Canberra producer to watch for the future. One of the new crop of Canberra which is shaking up the regional scene.

As Mike Bennie once said, "Mada Wines should be put on your list of wines to watch, or indeed to buy a bit of....then probably a lot of."

One of the beautiful NSW vineyard Hamish sources from
One of the beautiful NSW vineyard Hamish sources from
Canberra District, NSW

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Hamish Young’s solo project has me pretty darn excited. So far, a suite of wines that speak a slightly different dialect to the staples of Canberra regional wine regions, and with unfettered feel as the motif. This is a little more predictable, but no slouch in standard. Murrumbateman shiraz magic. Big dusting of pepper greets the drinker. So too a slight earthy quality, something speaking a touch of undergrowth and dried herbs. It’s an inviting, savoury perfume, with mulberry and black cherry underlying. The palate is more of the same. Dark, brooding, intense yet set to medium bodied. There’s spice, earth, herbs and dark fruit all jostling with a kind of meaty, charcuterie character, and it’s all just-so and lovely. Almost a silkiness to texture but for perky acidity and a light pucker to close. Very good shiraz. Or, dare I say, syrah, if you get my drift." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Blend of two vineyards. A northern Murrumbateman site sitting in a north facing valley. Its a pretty, perfumed site. Neil Mcgregor grows the fruit (not certified but he led the charge in CBR with organic/sustainable fruit growing). The other is just south of central Murrumbateman, in the Nanima Valley, it gets a good flow of warm air through the growing season.

Really firm, powerful shiraz. 50% whole bunch. Mostly barriques, 20% new. Some time in Ceramic also to maintain fruit freshness. Nope, no viognier. Bright, perfumed lift really coming from the northern site. Otherwise all pretty straight forward. No need to muck around with fruit like this too much!

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Hamish Young
Hamish Young
Mada Wines, Owner/winemaker

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