The 2016 Saltram Angaston Road Shiraz is aromatic and lifted with notes reminiscent of blood plums and hints of dried fruits and black olive.
The 2015/2016 growing season was characterised by a very warm and dry late Spring/early Summer period, finishing with a well-timed rainfall event at the end of January followed by mild weather conditions throughout February. These conditions restricted yields and led to high quality fruit potential.
Sourced from low yielding vineyards, this wine is distinctly varietal with dense colour, lively aromatics and persistent tannins.
This wine was matured in a combination of a large format seasoned French oak cask and new and seasoned French oak barrels for 15 months. Maturation in larger vats enables the rich tannins to soften over time while maintaining individual characteristics.
The palate is richly textured with layers of chalky tannins which provide extraordinary length and persistence on the palate, the hall mark of the terrain from the Angaston Road vineyard.