2016 Black Dog Shiraz - McLaren Vale, South Australia

2015-black-dog
Region : McLaren Vale, South Australia
A very dry and warm growing season meant early flowering. Large rainfall events in the first half of January provided welcome relief for many vineyards, especially our dry-grown. Vineyards that were looking dry bounced back with healthier looking canopies. The rain, in conjunction with mild January temperatures, slowed down the rate of ripening. As a  result, vintage started just slightly earlier than normal.
$25.00 / Each
$22.50 / Each in any 6

This is the kind of wine for people who love the blockbuster styles, but want it tempered back. After 14 months maturation in new and used American and French Oak, we are rewarded with a bright lifted floral nose with plum and underlying clove spice. The palate is medium to full bodied with dark berries, mocha and a dark chocolate textural finish.

A very dry and warm growing season meant early flowering. Large rainfall events in the first half of January provided welcome relief for many vineyards, especially our dry-grown. Vineyards that were looking dry bounced back with healthier looking canopies. The rain, in conjunction with mild January temperatures, slowed down the rate of ripening. As a  result, vintage started just slightly earlier than normal.

The warm and dry conditions continued through February. The result was a very short and condensed vintage period with some of the best quality fruit the Vale has seen in years. Fruit concentration and expression across all varieties is strong, showing a broad spectrum and depth of flavour and natural acidity.

Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol Volume: 14.5%
Cellaring: 8 - 12 years

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