Balnaves Shiraz 2016

Vintage 2016 produced excellent Shiraz. Sourced from our 43-year-old Paulownia Shiraz vineyard (70%) witha parcel of our 1975 Old vines (15%) and our Vortmann vineyard (15%). Low yielding vines were picked at 14.2 baume, berry-sorted and fermented with 30% whole bunches in an open topped fermenter for 8 days and then matured for 11 months in French oak. As ever, a sure hand, but one w...



Member $ 28.75

Buy Now $ 30.75

RRP $ 33.95


Min. Order : 12
Save up to $5.20/ Bottle

Brand Name
Balnaves
Country
AUSTRALIA
Style
Red Wine
Region
Coonawarra, SA
Varietal
Shiraz / Syrah
Size
750 mL Bottle

Product Description

Vintage 2016 produced excellent Shiraz. Sourced from our 43-year-old Paulownia Shiraz vineyard (70%) witha parcel of our 1975 Old vines (15%) and our Vortmann vineyard (15%). Low yielding vines were picked at 14.2 baume, berry-sorted and fermented with 30% whole bunches in an open topped fermenter for 8 days and then matured for 11 months in French oak.

As ever, a sure hand, but one with a twist hitherto seldom used in Coonawarra; 30% whole bunch inclusion in the ferment. This has added spice and a singular tannin structure supporting the rich fruit and supple oak. So easy to enjoy. 14.5% alc; drink to 2031. 95 Points James Halliday


REVUES ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES

"Full crimson-purple; co-fermented with a small percentage of viognier, and matured in (roughly) one-third each new, one-year-old and two-year-old high quality French oak. It is a style I have always liked, its supple mouthfeel, generous black fruits and soft tannins coming together with the oak in a harmonious finish."
95 Points James Halliday


Balnaves Shiraz 2008
"Dense, deep purple-crimson; has more structure and depth than the usual silky medium-bodied Balnaves style; the difference lies in style, not quality, for this medium- to full-bodied shiraz has layers of black berry fruits, pepper and spice, French oak from top rank barrel makers adding a further dimension, as do firm tannins."
95 Points James Halliday

Balnaves Shiraz 2007

 

"Balnaves have embiggened their Shiraz even further this vintage. Large scale, yes, but it’s a perfectly cromulent style.

It smells of boysenberry/blackberry – rich, dark and fruity with mint and black pepper all joining the club chocolate. On the palate sweet dark fruit, spice and chocolate with strong furry tannins and excellent length. A big wine and highly toothsome too. It comes with a big yum factor now but as your attorney I’d advise you to leave in the cellar for a couple of years – in which time it may look even better again."

91+ Points Winefront Gary Walsh 2011

Calculate Your Delivery Cost

All Reviews

No review found...!

Similar Wines Of Interest

Thomas Kiss Shiraz 2017
 94 Points Wine Front

$80.75

Magpie Estate The Schnell Shiraz Grenache 2017
 

$21.50

Kalleske Johann Georg Shiraz 2015
 

$148.75

Bowen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
 

$34.00

Bleasdale Vineyards Generations Malbec 2017
 95 Points Wine Companion

$29.50

Bowen Estate Shiraz 2018
 

$34.00