BackVintage Label 2016 BackVintage "Block 8" McLaren Vale Shiraz

2016 BackVintage "Block 8" McLaren Vale Shiraz

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

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 2016 growing season was a bit unusual in that all the heat came in December 2015, with quite a few periods of extreme heat, too early to impact berry development adversely. From late January the temperatures became milder during the day and cooler at night. Additionally, there were regular rainfall events , all good conditions for flavour development. Shiraz grapes ripened relatively slowly and the wines from the '16 vintage generally show good fruit, soft tannins and are very approachable upon release.

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.

Colour
Deep red with purple tinges.

Nose
Ripe red and black fruits, with vanilla and spice.

Structure / Palate
Full-bodied, with rich, sweet fruit flavours and well-balanced oak. Firm, even tannins. Finishes dry, with excellent length.

This wine will please lovers of reds with generosity, weight and considerable depth of flavour. It will soften and gain further complexity 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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