Cur­tis Fam­ily Vine­yards

2016 CUR­TIS FAM­ILY VINE­YARDS LIMITED SERIES McLAREN VALE SHI­RAZ

Halliday - Supplement - - Shiraz & Blends Red Hot & Rated -

RRP $100 / 2056

60+yo vines, ma­tured in 100% new Amer­i­can oak. The back la­bel of this and its Martins Vine­yard sib­ling de­scribe the fruit as red. Try as I might, I couldn’t get past black fruits, liquorice and a thick vanil­lan coat­ing of Amer­i­can oak. Like its sib­ling, has a life that will ul­ti­mately de­pend on the Diam cork. 14.5% alc.

WINE­MAKER Mark Cur­tis How do you best de­scribe this wine?

A deep, dark pur­ple, this wine spent 14 days on skins and was bas­ket-pressed direct to new French hogsheads for 18 months. The palate is full of vi­brant fruit flavours of plum and ripe red berries. Fine-grained tan­nins pro­vide an el­e­gant tex­ture and struc­ture.

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