Wild Irishman - 'Macushla' Pinot Noir 2020Regular price $89.00 Save $-89.00
Available to Wine Club Members Only
Since 2014 the ambition for Macushla has been to portray the best of Gibbston, to produce a wine which encapsulates the clarity of the mountain air in this sub region, the hints of herbs and flowers which grow wild here, the earthy notes which under-pin the fruit aromatics and above all, the suppleness of structure which is the Gibbston ‘X factor.’ Sometimes Macushla has come from a single vineyard, sometimes it is a blend of our favourite lots from more than one site. But always it is a selection of the best Gibbston barrels from the vintage.
The 2020 Macushla is a barrel selection from Gibbston. The nose is dark and brooding, cherries and plums with a light topping of rasberry and chocolate. A wonderful mix of Pinot Noir Clones 115, 667, 777, 5 and Abel add complexity and intrigue to the pallet. The wine reminds me of the 2017 Macushla which was a slightly withdrawn and uncommunicative child but which has grown up to be a serious, thoughtful and engaging adult!
The maestro's of NZ wine Alan Brady and Brian Shaw are ready to release their 2020 vintage! The initial barrel tastings with our sommeliers are giving resounding feedback that 2020 is coming through just as powerful and complex as 2019. Next month our team will be tasting again with the Godfather to see how the flavours are coming together pre-bottling. It's our absolute pleasure to be part of this process and excitement levels are high here!
The ongoing success of Wild Irishman is a tribute to its fans like yourselves, Alan is beyond thrilled with how his wine is received... and hopefully he is being persuaded by us to increase production next year so we don't have to sell out so fast again! Last year's demand will drive the bottle price of each wine from 2019 up significantly as soon as the 2020 releases - a testament to the quality of the wine and very encouraging for those purchasing to invest.
Due to strong demand annually, this year we are again offering our Wine Club members exclusive access to ordering Wild Irishman wines.
Please email Thomas Moschetta, Cellar Sales Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org at anytime to discuss about your next allocation.