2016 William Shiraz
Appearance, Deep red purple.
Bouquet, Highly perfumed nose of spice and black cherry and blackberry notes, lifted by white pepper and sappy whole bunch characters.
Palate, Medium to full bodied palate, with savoury dark berry fruit characters, spice and white pepper notes. Firm ripe tannins and well-integrated French oak. Balanced acidity, and a long savoury finish.
Conclusion, Highly enjoyable now, but will improve over the next 5 to 15 years.
RATINGS & REVIEWS
- 92+ points, The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson - Shiraz from the Bellarine Peninsula (Geelong). Wild yeast, some whole bunches, French oak. There’s a whole lot to like here. The sweet, ripe, black cherried fruit, the white pepper, the subtle infusion of smoky oak, the drift of meaty, twiggy herbs. The florals. It’s so neat it’s immaculate; it’s so polished it feels smooth. From just about every angle it’s a beautiful wine; my only hesitation is the slight bitterness to the aftertaste. It’s not a deal breaker and time will probably shuffle it out. But it’s there. I’d still reckon the positives here are far in the ascendancy. Just needs time.. Drink by 2020-2030