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McWilliam's 1877 Cabernet - Shiraz, South Eastern Australia

Wine Notes

Indicative blend: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz, 7% Merlot

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $58   From: $46   To: $87

Search Rank 7981 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 7981st most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 31088th

Price History for McWilliam's 1877 Cabernet - Shiraz, South Eastern Australia
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Grape Variety

Cabernet – Merlot – Syrah blends incorporate some of the world's most popular red wine grape varieties, each of which are grown in almost every wine-producing country on earth. There are no hard and fast rules on the proportions used – ultimately this is down to the winemaking preferences of the individual producer.

The Cabernet grapes (both Cabernet Sauvignon and, to a lesser extent, Cabernet Franc) are both classic blending partners for Merlot, whether individually or together. They are in fact the core ingredients of the traditional Bordeaux Blend. Less traditional, but increasingly common, particularly in the New World, is to add a component of ...more


Region
  • South-Eastern Australia, rather than being a wine region in the standard sense, is officially classified as a viticultural 'super zone'. It covers the entire south-eastern third of Australia, a vast area whose western boundary measures some 1250 miles (2000 km) and reaches from the Pacific coast in Queensland to the Indian Ocean coast in South Australia. Between these two oceans the Australian continent offers up dry riverbeds, rainforest, mountain ranges, endless scrubland, red deserts and eventually the cooler wine-growing valleys of the south coast. The south-eastern halves of both Queensland and South Australia are covered by the title, as well as ...more

  • Australia is an extremely important wine-producing country, both in terms of quality and the sheer scale of its wine economy. It ranks sixth in the world in wine production and as at March 2010 was the fourth-biggest exporter of wine, with an annual total of 773 million liters, valued at 2.2 billion Australian dollars.

    Australia has long been at the forefront of the 'New World' wine ...more


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