The James Haselgrove 2018 Futures Shiraz


The latest vintage, the 2018 wine, is the 27th release after maturation in seasoned French oak.
This wine will be released in September 2020
Fruit for this release again comes from a single vineyard planted in 1910 in McLaren Flat, grown by our friend Pino! Rich, concentrated fruit was handpicked then open fermented before being put to seasoned oak barrels to finish fermentation and then mature for 26 months. Barrel selection is made for site expression.
This wine has 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 have decided to use DIAM cork for quality cellaring that will still allow the wine to slowly develop complexity and regional nuances.

Product Description

This exemplary style of trophy-winning shiraz continues a tradition that has reaped the highest accolades for winemaker Nick Haselgrove and his father James Haselgrove. It began in 1981, with James releasing a wine from McLaren Vale’s 1979 vintage under his own name that greatly impressed consumers. Its big, robust, fruit-driven style became a template for others in the region to follow, yet wine investors were prepared to pay in advance – an en primeur system – to ensure their allocation of the next year’s shiraz. Their confidence was well founded, as James Haselgrove Futures Shiraz went on to win major awards, including 1992 McLaren Vale Bushing King. The style that built this success continues. After 26 vintages, it’s a winning vision that perseveres.