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SHIRAZ 2016 McLaren Vale, South Australia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer THE HEDONIST
This 13th Vintages release is the best yet! Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, spicy, cedary, rich, wonderfully ripe, Damson-plum-black-cherry-cassis nose with some faintly smoky, sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, slightly spicy, intense, bright, ripe, plum-black-cherry-cassis flavours with an elegant, cedary, lingering, very faintly smoky, mouthfilling finish. Malolactic fermentation took place in oak a mixture of 20% new French Oak; 40% seasoned French Oak
and 40% seasoned American Oak (300L) where it with a aged for 12 months. No fining and hence the mouthfeel. It has 14% alcohol, 2 g/L residual sugar and a hefty 6.4 g/L total acidity. The lot number L9058 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Outstanding value and ready to enjoy.
CSPC 90191
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Rating ***(91.5 points)
Intense, Rich, Ripe, Solid
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Dense colour; cherry, peppermint and smokey nose. Fine, ripe tannins. Blueberry and blackberry spice on the finish. Dense, structured and fresh. [Enjoy now till 2024.] Score - 95 (International Wine Challenge, 2018) Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 16, 2022
Cases bought 649 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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