BackVintage Label 2016 BackVintage "Block 8" McLaren Vale Shiraz

2016 BackVintage "Block 8" McLaren Vale Shiraz

2016 BackVintage "Block 8" McLaren Vale Shiraz
Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW

Sourced as grapes from Block 8 in Connors Farm, the BackVintage team has managed this wine from picking right through to bottling. The grapes were fermented in Langhorne Creek and matured in McLaren Vale in Seguin French oak barrels under Mike Farmilo's watchful eye...

Nick Bulleid MW's Tasting Notes

The summer of 2016 was unusual in that all the hot weather came in December 2015, with a few periods of extreme heat. As the grapes were early in their development, still green and hard, the heat had little impact compared with after they had changed colour. From late January the temperatures became milder during the day and cooler at night accompanied by regular rainfall events, all good conditions for flavour development. The Shiraz grapes ripened relatively slowly and the wines from that vintage generally show good fruit and soft tannins.

The wine was matured in McLaren Vale in for 18 months in the BackVintage owned French oak hogsheads. During maturation, the wine was racked every three months to integrate the fruit and oak and produce a more complex wine.

Deep, bright red.

Rich with sweet fruit. Red and dark plum, blackberry aromas and subtle, sweet oak.

Structure / Palate
Full bodied, with good depth of mouth-filling, dark berry flavour. Plenty of soft tannin. Beautifully balanced and finishing with very good length.

The 2016 is an excellent follow-up to our 2014 edition of this wine. It will please lovers of reds with generosity, weight and considerable depth of flavour. It’s delicious with red meats, particularly beef dishes, and will gain complexity and soften further past 2022.

Unit Size Bottle
Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 14.5%
Cellaring Potential 2022+
Serving Suggestion Flavoursome red meat dishes.
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