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Michael Shiraz 2016

Michael Shiraz 2016

RRP (750 mL)
$150.00
750 mL
$150.00
6 x 750 mL
$900.00

Overview

Overview

Michael Shiraz is Wynns Coonawarra Estate’s best-of-vintage Shiraz. The fruit used for this wine comes from the best vineyard sites in Coonawarra and is only made in years when the best quality fruit is available. The first Michael (then called Michael Hermitage) was a one-off from the 1955 vintage, made after proprietor David Wynn noticed the outstanding quality of the wine from two particular barrels and ordered them to be bottled separately. Named after David Wynns' young son, this is a legendary Australian wine.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2016
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.8%
Peak Drinking Now - 2035
Winemaker Sue Hodder

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Concentrated, crunchy berry fruit which is brooding yet enticing. Dusty French oak underlines juicy red fruit. As a young wine, we could already appreciate the silky fruit and texture that will develop further with time. These are the hallmarks of the great vintages of Michael Shiraz.

Flavours and Palate

Invitingly floral with lifted red roses and hints of black pepper against a background of pure red berries.

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

97 points Andrew Caillard MW
95 points Mike Bennie

Andrew Caillard MW

"Richly concentrated wine with deep set inky, blackberry, blackcurrant fruits, persistent fine loose knit chocolaty, ground coffee textures and underlying savoury vanilla cedar nuances. Finishes graphite firm with long fine chocolaty plume. Generous and supple with lovely density, richness and vigour. Should develop extremely well, Keep and cellar."

Mike Bennie

"Luscious, dense, brooding wine but with building pucker of a fine web of tannins and sense of freshness as the last earthy chomps ebb away. Tannin superb, actually. Rich bouquet, cassis and maraschino leading clove, pepper and cedar, with stone fruits and plum in the mix too. Saturates the palate, delivers a bold shiraz with exceptional balance and flavour. Good, good wine."

Viticulture

Viticulture

A warm spring with even flowering and set, giving good yields. A mild summer, and long ripening period delivered full fruit flavours and balanced acidity. 2015 is heralded as an outstanding Coonawarra vintage. The 2015 Wynns John Riddoch, Michael and Messenger are all amongst the best we have made. They reflect optimum growing conditions and careful selection.