Deep vibrant red with a beetroot hue.
Lifted aromas of dark cherries with hints of strawberry sweetness, intermingled vanillin oak and black pepper spice.
The palate is rich and full, displaying bright red fruits with nuances of darker black fruits combined with a hint of savouriness. The finish is long, with supple tannins and a generous fruit sweetness. Moreish.
Bimbadgen Hunter Valley 2016 Shiraz$22.00 per bottle
Cold soak for two days, followed by a 10 day ferment. The cap was plunged twice daily to ensure maximum colour and flavour.
10 months in 25% New French Oak with a mixture of older barrels, both in 500L puncheons and 225L barriques.
16th January, 2017
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Shiraz||13.0%||+5 years||4th February 2016||French||3.58||6.6g/L|
Vintage 2016 was ultimately rewarding in many ways. Hail at flowering followed by 400mm of rain in January created many challenges in the vineyard. Hot dry weather in between ensured even consistent ripening resulting in a well-rounded Shiraz harvest.