2017 McLaren Vale Futures Shiraz

As a special friend of Nick Haselgrove Wines and someone who is interested in our Futures Shiraz we would like to tell you about our latest release – giving you priority and first option to secure your wine. Don’t miss out!

The Futures Shiraz was first made in 1984 as a rich, full bodied Shiraz wine style that is very suitable for cellaring and has achieved an enviable reputation, 27 vintages released from 1984 through to 2017.

The 2017 wine is the 27th release after maturation in oak, a small proportion of which are new. Fruit for this release comes from a single vineyard planted in 1910 in McLaren Flat grown by our close friend Pino!

Rich, concentrated fruit was handpicked then open fermented before being put to barrels to finish fermentation and then mature for 24 months. This wine has lovely medium to long term potential which will augment the savoury fruit characters expressed by this terroir in McLaren Vale. As we want this wine to mature gracefully in the bottle we use DIAM cork for quality cellaring that will still allow the wine to develop complexity and regional nuances.

The James Haselgrove Futures wines have been highly regarded over the many years since the first vintage with many awards. We call the wine “Futures” as it is always offered on a pre-release basis to our friends. The wine offer represents great value. RRP $ on release is $50 per bottle. Click the order button to save $90.


James Haselgrove Release Offer #27 – 2017 Futures Shiraz.
Limited bottling only 1884 bottles.
Offer closes 29/2/2020

Release Offer – Pay $210 6 bottles delivered

Delivery TO YOUR DOOR included

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RRP: $50 pb

View or Download full Tasting Notes Here

Futures Double Magnums:

We’ve bottled a very small number of 3.0L Double Magnums (equivalent to 4 bottles) –  only 6 are available.

Rustically hand signed & numbered. They are not usually for sale. $225 each. First in first served (ONLINE ONLY)

* We will only freight wine if the weather forecast allows


Vertical tasting “Cellar Search”

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A few Accolades:

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Plus we cannot forget Bushing King, McLaren Vale, 1993

The “Futures” Story

James Haselgrove Wines was founded in 1981 by the Haselgrove Family who have a long tradition of winemakers making fine Australian wines. Third generation winemaker, Nick Haselgrove is the current custodian of the family name along with father, James – together they make fine wines of distinction and style. The ‘Futures’ Shiraz was first made by James in 1984 as a rich strong Shiraz style (which at that time was not a usual style of wine produced) that was offered to customers on a futures or ‘indent basis’. This resulted in a strong following which Nick takes forward today as a unique offering of a wine with pedigree and provenance.
The Haselgrove family has deep roots in Australian wine production and research and has exerted considerable influence throughout the industry. Grandfather Ron Haselgrove learned winemaking under the great Emil Sobels at Leo Buring in Watervale, during the 1920s but made his name as an innovator in fortified wine and St Agnes brandy production at Angove’s in Renmark. He went to Mildara Winery in 1934, bolstering its quality and reputation by steering the original Mildara Cabernet Shiraz Bin 23 in 1952, and drove the establishment of Mildara’s Coonawarra cellars in 1963. He played an important role in the establishment of the Australian Wine Research Institute and served on its council for 18 years (1955-1973) with a number of years as Chairman. When he died in 1977, Ron left a legacy built on deep technical knowledge and innovation, coupled with smart business and management strengths that elevated Mildara to become one of the powerhouses in Australian wine.

Ron’s clear vision of the ‘future’ of the Australian Wine industry has been continued through the generational story of the family, with James then  continuing through Nick and his family.

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