2016 Tintara Single Vineyard Upper Tintara Shiraz
Vintage 2016 proved to be quite unique with high quality fruit being delivered to the winery with well above average yields. A 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.
Brilliant red with a vivid crimson edge. Highly aromatic fruit notes of mulberry, blueberry and red plum. Fresh sage, musk and hints of dried herbs together with flashes of black olive tapenade and savoury meats present a wine of real aromatic interest. Red fruits and spice dominate the palate flavours. Initially quite chiselled, with sinewy tannin that frames the wine and leads to a long and persistent finish. Complexity comes from subtle French cedary oak and notes of smoked meats, as well as black & green olives.