Curtis Family Vineyards
2016 CURTIS FAMILY VINEYARDS LIMITED SERIES McLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
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.