2016 William Wilson Shiraz Cabernet

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A wine to cellar that celebrates the 121 year winemaking history of Coonawarra and the man who inspired its beginning, William Wilson.

Tasting Note

A dry Shiraz Cabernet made in the old ‘Coonawarra’ style, celebrating the legacy of William Wilson. Released in the 200th year since his birth, it is a collaboration between his descendants, the Balnaves and Redman families, who proudly continue to produce wine in Coonawarra.
Made from 55% Redman’s 80 year old North End Shiraz and 45% Balnaves 43 year old Paulownia Cabernet Sauvignon vines, the fruit was hand-picked, destemmed and fermented in open topped fermenters with plunging and pump overs. The Cabernet spent 26 days on skins. Maturation for 18 months in French oak barrels (38% new) preceded blending and bottling in February 2018.
Deep red in colour, the nose displays dark mulberry and blackberry fruit with highlights of violets and subtle spicy French oak. The palate is smooth and light with fine grained tannin and great balance of fruit and structure.
A wine to cellar that celebrates the 121 year winemaking history of Coonawarra and the man who inspired its beginning, William Wilson.

Description

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Technical Information

VINTAGE:2016
VARIETY:55% Shiraz 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
ALC/VOL:14.5%
TOTAL ACID:6.82
pH:3.48
CELLARING:Drink now or with careful cellaring this wine will reward for many decades
PRODUCTION:250 dozen

Reviews

"Deep but bright colour. The highly expressive bouquet offers red berries with spice and pepper notes wrapped in controlled oak. The delicious, velvety palate unrolls layer upon layer of black fruits to accompany the red, its tannins round and soft, drink to 2036"

Author: James Halliday
Publication: Weekend Australian
Date: September 2018
Rating: 97 points

"The bouquet is very complex and evokes black fruits, a basket of fragrant dried herbs, including a hint of regional mint, and the wine is very intense, deep and long on the palate. The tannins are supple and smooth but not too cuddly; it has a well measured grip. Terrific fleshy extract, density and richness, with great structure and persistence. An outstanding, striking wine which is set to be a flag-bearer for the Coonawarra region. 2018 - 2043"

Author: Huon Hooke
Publication:
Date: September 2018
Rating: 98 points

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  • Introducing our lovely Wholesale rep who loves to rock and roll all night, Gene Simmons or as we like to call her, Heidi! 
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