BackVintage Label 2018 BackVintage Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz - New!

2018 BackVintage Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz - New!

2018 BackVintage Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz - New!
Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW
Background

After erratic weather in spring, the summer in McLaren Vale was overall dry and hot, with January and February rainfall well below average. The vintage period was merely warm and grape quality excellent.
The overall result was low yields that produced generously flavoured red wines.

BackVintage selected grapes from Blewitt Springs, above the McLaren Vale township, and managed this wine through to bottling. The grapes were fermented in 10 tonne fermenters with pump-overs to ensure extraction of colour, flavours and tannins. The wine matured for 16 months in French oak barrels, 18% new and the balance second and previous use.

Colour
Deep red / purple.

Nose
Concentrated, dark plum and blackberry fruit on the nose, with well-integrated spices from oak.

Structure / Palate
Considerable dark fruit flavours with hints of chocolate and fruit cake. Firm, yet refined, even tannins.

This is an excellent follow-up to our 2014 vintage. The tannins have softened nicely since bottling, the fine balance a reflection of the Blewitt Springs sub-region. The wine is now ready and will gain cedary complexity past 2026. Enjoy it with flavoursome red meat dishes or char-grilled vegetables.

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Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 14.0%
Cellaring Potential 2026+
Serving Suggestion Beef Wellington or enjoy on its own with some vintage cheddar
Unit Size Bottle
Vegan Yes
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