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"No.1 Shiraz" Cuisine Magazine

Sourced from a single vineyard established in 1998 in the rugged, mountainous Grampians region of Victoria

Enjoy with charcuterie & cheese, char grilled steak, or a meat pie, just DTG!

McPherson 'Don't Tell Gary' Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

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Elsewhere $23.99 $20.86
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars - Best Buy Awarded 5 Stars Awarded Top 10 Awarded 4.5 Stars
McPherson 'Don't Tell Gary' Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

McPherson 'Don't Tell Gary' Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Member rating / 33
This wine is a labour of love and speaks for itself - minimal intervention, purity of fruit, Shiraz at its best...
Elsewhere $23.99 $20.86


Awarded Gold Medal

Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2019

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2019

Awarded 5 Stars, Best Buy & No.1 Shiraz

Cuisine Magazine

Awarded 5 Stars

Winestate 2019

Awarded 4.5 Stars

James Halliday, Wine Companion 2019


The DTG Shiraz is a beautiful dark garnet colour with black cherry, blueberry and mixed spice on the nose. Hints of pepper and soft oak spice are beautifully integrated with blackberry fruits and medium bodied silky tannins.

The DTG Shiraz is created by sourcing and harvesting only the very best premium Victorian fruit. Wines from this region typically produce characters of elegance, power and beauty with staying power. The wine was fermented with wild yeast, in open pots, hand plunged twice a day for 10 days. As soon as primary fermentation was complete, the wine was racked into 500L French Oak Puncheons (80% New Oak, 20% 1 Year Old), where it was left to go through malolactic fermentation. With minimal intervention, the viticulture/winemaking was more important than ever.

Another season has come and gone and we are once again astounded by the joys and challenges that Mother Nature continually throws our way! 2018 is a very good year for quality, the season was warm and dry and winemakers were kept on their toes as once they started picking everything ripened up pretty quickly. Intense flavours came in late this year - holding off picking to allow maximum flavour means alcohol in the grapes will also marginally rise - so resulting alcohols will be a little higher than we saw in 2017. The whites are all fruit forward, with lovely fresh acidity whilst the reds have excellent colour and flavour to match. This vintage is a beauty and subsequently we have made some cracking wines in 2018.

This wine is a labour of love. In 2014, winemaker Jo Nash discovered an exceptional parcel of Shiraz from the Grampians which she gently crushed, then tucked away in some ridiculously expensive French oak barrels to age for 12 months. The wine speaks for itself – minimal intervention, purity of fruit, Shiraz at its best.

Food Pairing: This is a special occasion wine. Drink with like-minded wine lovers who enjoy sticking it to the man! Take a moment to admire the gorgeous colour of the wine, then it’s a perfect match to charcuterie and cheese, char grilled steak, or a meat pie. Do what you want to... just don't tell Gary.


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Really good Shiraz.

Clayton - 25/01/2021

Unbelievably great, awesome price, bought more once tasted

Graeme - 27/08/2020

Very nice Shiraz, delicious, smooth and worth every penny

Nigel - 24/08/2020

This is the best Shiraz we have had from Aussie. It is full bodied, lush, berries, spice, smooth what more can we say. Well worth the Cuisine 5 star and No1 Australian Shiraz rating. Was a perfect accompaniment to my Weber BBQ'd Teriyaki venison rack. It was too cold in our store room at 7 C so we placed the bottle close but not too near the fire for half an hour and wow it was perfect. Such a smooth (but not Sweet) Shiraz and lovely just to savour on its own.

Mel - 22/08/2020

Brilliant marketing,for me.I have an accountant son-in-law called Gary,whose birthday was coming up.Great success,especially a the wine was excellent

Ian - 20/07/2020

seriously delicious

Helen - 28/06/2020

This wine is delicious. What more can I say.

Allan - 28/06/2020

Beautiful wine. Thanks

Godfrey - 28/06/2020

Great Shiraz good body plenty of flavour and smooth to taste

Brett - 02/01/2021

Purchased more for winter drinking but tried a bottle over Christmas and very happy with the wine. Flavours were well developed and the wine was smooth on the palate. Looking forward to enjoying in the winter months.

Sheree - 27/12/2020

A very drinkable grunts Shiraz.

Richard - 24/08/2020

A good wine.

Ian - 16/08/2020

Quality at a good price

Russell - 26/07/2020

Warmed by the fire this wine was a big mouthful of rich velvety fruit. Delicious!!!

Lal - 29/06/2020

Very nice wine, rich but not sweet.

Judy - 28/06/2020

Elegant and chewy. Dont tell Gary I said that. Great for conversation.

Gary - 28/06/2020

Over rated Over priced. Better Shiraz available

John - 03/10/2020


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