BackVintage Label 2014 BackVintage Reserve "Block 3" McLaren Vale Shiraz

2014 BackVintage Reserve "Block 3" McLaren Vale Shiraz

2014 BackVintage Reserve "Block 3" McLaren Vale Shiraz
Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW
Background

This classic McLaren Vale Shiraz was made from the best portion of grapes we selected from Connors Farm, near the McLaren Vale township.
The 2014 growing season was close to ideal, although the extremely dry and windy conditions experienced through spring followed less than average rain in winter. The heatwave experienced in January was early enough to avoid damage to the grapes and was followed by welcome rain in mid-February. The subsequent mild and warm conditions and cool nights in March resulted in an orderly vintage, with steady and timely intake of ripened fruit.
The result was richly flavoured wines with better structure than those affected by heat during the harvest. BackVintage’s winemaker in Adelaide, Mike Farmilo, managed this wine from grape selection through to bottling. The wine matured in 37% new French oak hogsheads for 24 months.

Colour
Deep red-purple.

Nose
Excellent, rich ripe blackberry fruit with hints of spices and vanilla.

Structure / Palate
Full bodied, with great depth of dark berries, hints of chocolate and Turkish Delight. Savoury oak adds further complexity. It finishes with firm, balanced tannin and very good length.

This wine has the flavour and structure to develop more complexity over many years, until at least 2024. Enjoy it with flavoursome red meat dishes.

Unit Size Bottle
Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 14.5%
Cellaring Potential 2024+
Serving Suggestion Flavoursome red meat dishes.
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