2016 Eileen Hardy Shiraz
Powerful aromas of dark chocolate and mocha. Displaying notes of ripe plum and blueberry fruits, coupled with layered spice notes. A very aromatic shiraz with elegant oak aromas providing a bouquet of great interest.
Rich, layered and dense, the palate exhibits waves of flavour and fruit sweetness. Dark chocolate, plums and spice fill the palate, coupled with fine textural tannins and sweet cedary oak influence. A wine with beautiful balance and length of palate, hallmarks of old vine McLaren Shiraz.
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