2016 Vintage Summary

McLaren Vale Vintage

If a winemaker had the luxury to control the growing conditions for grape growing and winemaking then we would pick this vintage every time.

 

Good winter rain and timely spring rain along with the warm days and cool nights particularly all through the later stages of the growing season where just perfect. Cropping levels were generally a little above average and this together with the longer ripening period produced grapes that had developed intense flavours without the sugar rising too rapidly meaning we were able to leave the grapes longer on the vines without the fear of alcohols becoming out of control.

 

The wines from this vintage show a certain finesse by being big but not clumsy, the are showing wonderful aromatics with balanced acid structure which will ensure aging potential. Generally touted as potentially one of the greatest McLaren Vale vintages on record, I cannot disagree and nor will those who are lucky enough to secure a taste. A must buy vintage with no tasting notes required.

2016 Vintage Summary

McLaren Vale Vintage

If a winemaker had the luxury to control the growing conditions for grape growing and winemaking then we would pick this vintage every time.

 

Good winter rain and timely spring rain along with the warm days and cool nights particularly all through the later stages of the growing season where just perfect. Cropping levels were generally a little above average and this together with the longer ripening period produced grapes that had developed intense flavours without the sugar rising too rapidly meaning we were able to leave the grapes longer on the vines without the fear of alcohols becoming out of control.

 

The wines from this vintage show a certain finesse by being big but not clumsy, the are showing wonderful aromatics with balanced acid structure which will ensure aging potential. Generally touted as potentially one of the greatest McLaren Vale vintages on record, I cannot disagree and nor will those who are lucky enough to secure a taste. A must buy vintage with no tasting notes required.

BIN 62

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013

BIN 62

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014

BIN 62

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015

BIN 69

SHIRAZ 2014
SHIRAZ 2008
SHIRAZ 2008 LE
SHIRAZ 2014
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