2016 Shiraz

Retail
$26.00
Case
$156.00
Varieties
Shiraz
Vintage
2016
Country
Australia
Region
Clare Valley
Alcohol
14.8%
Bottle size
750 mL

Description

Our Clare Valley Shiraz selected from premium vineyard sites has produced a wine with strong regional and varietal definition. This sophisticated wine has a rich deep crimson hue with aromas and flavours of blackberry, mulberry and dark cherry. Further complexity is built through 24 months of American oak maturation. The front and mid-palate is full and soft, with flavours of small berry fruit and spice complemented by the oak. The wine finishes with integrated toasted oak and firm, structural tannin.
This elegant Clare Shiraz has power and finesse which makes it both approachable now and worthy of keeping for up to 10 years. The wine has been made naturally and may form a harmless crystalline deposit, so will benefit from decanting prior to serving.

Winemaking Notes

All components of this blend were separately fermented on skins to dryness before pressing, with only selected softer pressings returned to the wine.
The wine spent 24 months in a combination of two and three year old American oak barrels and a further 9 months in stainless tanks before blending, fining, filtering and bottling.

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Reviews

Huon Hooke
The Real Review - Professional

April 24, 2019 14:30

Toasty charred oak and vanilla dominate the bouquet. A very big, extractive wine with lashings of gritty tannins. Very full-bodied and grippy, a massive wine with no pretence to elegance but generous flavour and structure. Long-term. Lots of stuffing for the money.