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2016 Shiraz

2016 Shiraz

2016 Shiraz

Coonawarra, SA

Medium bodied with fleshy dark liquorice/berry fruit, spicy notes and a soft grainy tannin finish.

From $28.00 per bottle
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
    95 / 100
    “Comes from the 43 year old Punters Corner Vineyard. As ever, a sure hand, but one with a twist hitherto seldom used in Coonawarra; 30% whole bunch inclusion in the ferment. This has added spice and a singular tannin structure supporting the rich fruit and supple oak. So easy to enjoy. 14.5% alc; drink to 2031.”
    The Real Review - Huon Hooke
    The Real Review - Huon Hooke
    94 / 100
    Very bright fruit with fresh, slightly minty aromas and some background oak, but not as spicy as Coonawarra shiraz can be. There is quite lively acidity. The 30% whole-bunch fermentation component is not obvious. Some pepper in the background. Deliciously juicy. Attractively soft texture. 2018 – 2036.

    Wine Details

    • Region Coonawarra
    • Vintage 2016
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14%
    • PH 3.48 g/l
    • Standard Drinks 8.6
    • Acidity 6.82 g/l
    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Background The Balnaves Coonawarra Vineyard was established in 1975, and is situated at the southern end of the Coonawarra Terra strip. The family has been associated with the district since 1855 and Doug, Annette, Kirsty and Pete Balnaves remain fully committed to a high level of ‘hands-on’ involvement.
    • Vineyard Notes Vintage 2016 produced excellent Shiraz. Sourced from our 43-year-old Paulownia Shiraz vineyard (70%) witha parcel of our 1975 Old vines (15%) and our Vortmann vineyard (15%). Low yielding vines were picked at 14.2 baume, berry-sorted and fermented with 30% whole bunches in an open topped fermenter for 8 days and then matured for 11 months in French oak.
    • Tasting Notes Deep red in colour, the nose shows intense perfumed dark wild blackberry fruit and pepper, interwoven with spice and toasty vanillin notes. The palate is medium bodied with fleshy dark berry fruit, spicy notes and a soft grainy tannin finish. This wine will reward from careful cellaring and we recommend decanting before drinking.
    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential This wine will reward from careful cellaring and we recommend decanting before drinking.
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
    95 / 100
    “Comes from the 43 year old Punters Corner Vineyard. As ever, a sure hand, but one with a twist hitherto seldom used in Coonawarra; 30% whole bunch inclusion in the ferment. This has added spice and a singular tannin structure supporting the rich fruit and supple oak. So easy to enjoy. 14.5% alc; drink to 2031.”
    The Real Review - Huon Hooke
    The Real Review - Huon Hooke
    94 / 100
    Very bright fruit with fresh, slightly minty aromas and some background oak, but not as spicy as Coonawarra shiraz can be. There is quite lively acidity. The 30% whole-bunch fermentation component is not obvious. Some pepper in the background. Deliciously juicy. Attractively soft texture. 2018 – 2036.

    Wine Details

    • Region Coonawarra
    • Vintage 2016
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14%
    • PH 3.48 g/l
    • Standard Drinks 8.6
    • Acidity 6.82 g/l
    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Background The Balnaves Coonawarra Vineyard was established in 1975, and is situated at the southern end of the Coonawarra Terra strip. The family has been associated with the district since 1855 and Doug, Annette, Kirsty and Pete Balnaves remain fully committed to a high level of ‘hands-on’ involvement.
    • Vineyard Notes Vintage 2016 produced excellent Shiraz. Sourced from our 43-year-old Paulownia Shiraz vineyard (70%) witha parcel of our 1975 Old vines (15%) and our Vortmann vineyard (15%). Low yielding vines were picked at 14.2 baume, berry-sorted and fermented with 30% whole bunches in an open topped fermenter for 8 days and then matured for 11 months in French oak.
    • Tasting Notes Deep red in colour, the nose shows intense perfumed dark wild blackberry fruit and pepper, interwoven with spice and toasty vanillin notes. The palate is medium bodied with fleshy dark berry fruit, spicy notes and a soft grainy tannin finish. This wine will reward from careful cellaring and we recommend decanting before drinking.
    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential This wine will reward from careful cellaring and we recommend decanting before drinking.