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Graded Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2016

Graded Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2016

RRP (750 mL)
$50.00
750 mL
$50.00
6 x 750 mL
$300.00

Overview

Overview

Australian’s love nothing better than a great steak…and they love nothing better to have with their steak than a great bottle of Pepperjack Shiraz. Just as different steak cuts have different flavour, texture and appeal - so do different shirazes. The Pepperjack Graded Collection showcases shiraz made to perfectly match two of our favourite cuts of steak – Scotch Fillet and Porterhouse.

The Pepperjack Graded Langhorne Creek Shiraz was made to partner with Porterhouse steak, inspired by Langhorne Creek's ability as a region to produce wines with fantastic minerality, fine chalky tannins and length of flavour. These qualities also lengthen the flavour of the Porterhouse through the palate.

Rich and bright red in colour with a dark purple rim, the nose shows rich and concentrated red and blue fruits, dark chocolate and hints of spice. The palate is plush with excellent structure. Fine, chalky tannins offer length and power while finishing soft, with a full of flavour.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2016
Country Australia
Region Langhorne Creek
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14.5%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker Richard Mattner

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

The nose shows rich concentrated red and blue fruits, dark chocolate with hints of spice.

Flavours and Palate

" The palate is rich and plush with good structure. There is a concentrated layer of red and blue berry fruit and oak which is balanced with the fine chalky tannins to give length and power while finishing soft and full of flavour.

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

95 points Jane Faulkner
Trophy 2019 Langhorne Creek Wine Show
Gold 2019 Langhorne Creek Wine Show
Gold 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show
Gold 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show
Silver 2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show
Silver 2018 Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Bronze 2017 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Bronze 2019 Royal Queensland Wine Show

Jane Faulkner

"This basks in its regionality with distinctive flavours of black plums dipped in chocolate and cinnamon with a raspberry lift. Fuller-bodied, the palate smooth and glossy with pillow-soft tannins; the overall feel is of a balanced wine offering immediate drinking pleasure."

Viticulture

Viticulture

It was a challenging season with regular, but only light winter rainfall pre-empting a dry late-winter, spring and early summer period. However, the warm dry spring provided superb conditions for flowering and fruit set which was reflected in the good yields across the district. Summer brought cooler weather and some welcome rain at an ideal time. The reliable cooling ‘lake breezes’ provided a long cool ripening period. The mild conditions were ideal for early flavour and phenolic ripeness at lower Baume’s, leading to a generally steady harvest pattern. Early flavour-ripeness, coupled with the ideal weather, provided the opportunity to pick to style without the risk of over-ripe characters.