Region: Clare Valley
Bottle size: 750 mL
The bold, yet elegant 2016 Aberfeldy has a vibrant magenta hue with aromas of dark berries, cherry, plum and chocolate accompanied by clove, nutmeg and vanilla characters derived by the oak. The palate is full bodied with dark berry conserve flavours and firm tannin generated from the perfect growing season leading in to vintage. The wine has persistent length of sweet fruit and oak, with power, elegance and great finesse. The Aberfeldy is best enjoyed with red meat dishes with complementary sauces/gravies and can be kept for up to 20 years in good conditions. We recommend decanting, allowing at least one hour prior to serving for maximum enjoyment.
Synonymous with quality, our flagship wine has earnt and maintains a Langtons Classification of ‘Excellent’ and has been referred to as “Clare Valley’s Grange”.
The 2016 vintage will long be acclaimed as one of the best on record. Ideal winter rains, perfect flowering conditions and timely spring rainfall without frost placed vineyards in good stead ahead of a warm temperate summer. Sections of the two best Shiraz blocks of the vintage were hand-selected by our team and ripened steadily to perfect maturity. Components of the final blend were fermented to dryness on skins and left for 14 days before being pressed. All pressings were returned to the wine for added structure and to improve ageing potential.
24 months of ageing in a mixture of new American and French oak hogsheads followed before blending, fining and bottling. The wine is aged further in bottle prior to release.
The Aberfeldy is best enjoyed with a range of red meat-based dishes with complementary sauces/gravies.