Pa­tritti

2016 PA­TRITTI MER­CHANT MCLAREN VALE SHI­RAZ

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

RRP $25 / 2034

Hand-picked, small amount of whole bunches, Amer­i­can and French oak for 16 months. It’s not easy to get these wines right, in terms of bal­ance, but this one is spot on. Amer­i­can oak ex­erts a cof­feed in­flu­ence but it doesn’t in­trude. Spice rip­ples through the tan­nin with­out ever beg­ging for the front seat; the fruit is rich and tar-like but not hot or over­done. Value is very high. CM 13.5% alc.

WINE­MAKER James Mun­gall and Ben Heide What makes this wine so distinc­tive?

This is the younger sib­ling of our flag­ship wine, JPB Shi­raz. Sourced from the fam­ily’s vine­yard in Ble­witt Springs, McLaren Vale, the wine of­fers el­e­gance and aro­mat­ics, a hall­mark of Ble­witt Springs with depth and in­ten­sity from the old vines.

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