Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck Shiraz 2021


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Barossa Valley, Australia
97 points




A very rare wine of utmost intensity and exceptional quality, rewarding careful cellaring. Duck Muck was first made by a stroke of luck. Some super-ripe Shiraz was picked from our Original Vineyard and made into wine, which didn’t quite fill a barrel. The barrel was then topped up with Alan’s Cabernet Pressings, being the only wine available to David (Duck) at that time in 1994. The resulting wine was given away to our best customers. What David didn’t appreciate at the time was how the blend of these two vineyards, and that specific style, was going to create a wine that was not only of world class quality, but gain cult status all over the world. With a few refinements, Duck Muck is possibly the hardest wine for us to make. The vineyards are meticulously attended to.

Cane pruned, shoot thinned, and fruit thinned to try and achieve the perfect balance in any particular vintage. The fruit is then picked and partly destemmed into small open top fermenters. The Original Vineyard Shiraz having 30% whole bunches left in the ferment. The wine is then gently basket pressed into 100% new Dominique Laurent barriques and matured for up to 27 months. Duck Muck when bottled is extraordinarily intense, with layers of texture, wonderfully complex aroma, and incredible length and depth.


97 points


Screw cap
Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2033
Food pairing
Beef Wellington

Tasting Profile

Duck Muck is an extraordinarily rare wine of utmost intensity and exceptional quality, rewarding careful cellaring. It originated from a serendipitous blend of super-ripe Shiraz from the Original Vineyard and Alan's Cabernet Pressings in 1994. Over time, this unique combination and style have created a wine that enjoys world-class recognition and cult status worldwide. The meticulous cultivation of the vineyards, including pruning, shoot thinning, and fruit thinning, is aimed at achieving the perfect balance each vintage demands.
The fruit is picked and partially destemmed into small open-top fermenters, with the Original Vineyard Shiraz retaining 30% whole bunches during fermentation. Following this, the wine is gently basket-pressed into 100% new Dominique Laurent barriques, where it matures for up to 27 months. The resulting Duck Muck is an embodiment of extraordinary intensity, with intricate layers of texture, a wonderfully complex aroma, and an astonishing length and depth that unfolds on the palate.

Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck Shiraz 2021

Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck Shiraz 2021

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