BackVintage Label 2016 BackVintage Reserve Barossa Cabernet Shiraz - Silver Medal 90pts

2016 BackVintage Reserve Barossa Cabernet Shiraz - Silver Medal 90pts

2016 BackVintage Reserve Barossa Cabernet Shiraz - Silver Medal 90pts

Huon Hooke 2020 The Real Review:
Ranked #28 out of 52 Barossa Cabernet blends tasted by the Real Review.

James Halliday Wine Companion: Silver Medal, 90 points

Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW
Background

This full-bodied wine combines Cabernet sauvignon and Shiraz grapes from the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. Spring in the Barossa was warm and dry, and summer continued in the same vein, punctuated by hot spells and a welcome 25mm of rain at the end of January. The result was red wines with full, ripe flavours. This excellent example matured for 11 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels.

Colour
Deep red-garnet

Nose
Good depth of dark fruits and red berries and from the two varieties, with nutmeg from spicy French oak.

Structure / Palate
Full bodied. Dark fruits, a little chocolate, and cedary complexity from bottle-age. Evenly balanced tannins and excellent length.

The wine will continue to develop complexity through 2023. It’s great with generously flavoured red meats dishes or with char-grilled vegetables.

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Huon Hooke 2020 The Real Review:
"Quality, toasty French oak. Fruit is ripe and showing first signs of development, plum sauce and hoisin rather than bright berries. It remains a rich and compelling wine, though the clock is ticking. Decant."
Drink to 2023.

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James Halliday Winecompanion 2020:
“Wild ferment initiated in static fermenter, cultured yeasts added later, matured in French, American and Hungarian oak hogsheads and barriques for 11 months. Two old hands - Mike Farmilo and Nick Bulleid, MW - are behind the winemaking, working hard to develop as much flavour richness as they can. Clean black fruits, molten chocolate and aromatics combine with deep garnet hues to impress. There's a burst of flavour at the top of the palate, with bitter cherry flavours firming up on the back half. Over-delivers on price."
Jeni Port 01 Aug 2020
90 points; Silver Medal;

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Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 13.5%
Cellaring Potential 2023+
Serving Suggestion Perfectly suited to poultry, subtle meats or vegetarian
Unit Size Bottle
Vegan Yes
Fining Agent Nil
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