2016 CORDUROY THE WALE ADELAIDE HILLS SHIRAZ
RRP $78 / 2039
Black label, The Wale in miniature dusky print. Fermented with 89% whole bunches, 12 days on skins, 10 months in used oak. Power and intensity are undiminished, but there is a distinct spike of brightness through the fruit before the powerful savoury fruits seek (but don’t succeed) to close the brightness. 13.7% alc. The potential for The Wale was evident in the vineyard, it then expressed itself during fermentation, and is now showing its elegance in bottle. 2016 is the inaugural release of The Wale and we are excited to see it recognised.