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2016 Eileen Hardy Shiraz 1.5L Magnum

2016 Eileen Hardy Shiraz 1.5L Magnum

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Vintage 2016 proved to be quite unique with high quality fruit being delivered to the winery with well above average yields. Cool winter and warm spring was preceded by a late rainfall event that boosted vine growth and refreshed soils. Closer to harvest bumper crops were aided into ripening by mild-summer temperatures and sporadic rain. Picking at optimum maturity has resulted in wines which display vibrant bright colours with ripe flavour profiles, rounded flavoursome palates and soft fine tannins.

Hand-picked and berry sorted prior to open fermentation and basket pressing, the wine has benefitted from 17 months of maturation in large format oak vessels to preserve the fragrance & characteristics of what is a truly exemplary McLaren Vale Shiraz.

The bouquet is a blueberry and mulberry cocktail wrapped in a warm pepper, mocha, leather capsule. Sniffs of sage, red plum and spice are layered over top that comes on the second wave once the wine rests for a bit. Very aromatic, oak complementing the fruit as opposed to the contrary.

The palate is juicy, fluid, smooth and dense in blue and black fruits. The mid-palate is fleshy, round and pleasantly textured with a touch of acid which helps keep the wine lingering. There’s a soft grip to the tannin which shows the more serious and structure side to the wine, however finish is long and soft with a peppering of gingersnap and Christmas spice left at the end.

Food Matching Suggestions: Canard à l’orange.

Cellaring potential: Drink now or up to 15 year.

McLaren Vale
Dry, Full bodied
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SKU: 578018
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