2016 Shiraz

$27.00

Tasting Notes

Paracombe Shiraz is harvested when the grapes are showing the best possible flavours and quality from the Drogemuller family vineyard and specialist local growers in the Paracombe district.

The grapes undergo a slow, cool fermentation followed by gentle pressing to gain a soft extraction of flavour and tannins. Enjoy the rich aromas, concentrated flavours, and cool climate elegance of this wine. This vintage’s dark ruby colour accompanies an intense bouquet of cherries, plums, white pepper and spice. The palate offers generous flavours, layered with rich, spicy fruit, fine tannin structure and subtle oak. A complete wine to enjoy now or for many years with gentle cellaring.

What the reviewers are saying

Inky but fragrant, earthy mulberry & red plum aromas lead the way. The wine is beautifully knitted on the palate, with fleshy plum flavours and firm but gentle tannins. Cool climate spice with warm climate texture – a lovely combination. Rob Geddes MW

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Wine Information

Vintage: 2016
Region: Adelaide Hills
Variety: Shiraz 100%
Vineyard & Site Climate: Grapes harvested from the Drogemuller family vineyard and local growers, the MacGillivray, Waugh & Howard families.
Alc: 14.6%
Production: 1408 cases (12 x 750mL)

Award/Accolade History
  • 2016 Vintage; Gold 2021 Adelaide Hills Wine Show, 92 Points Halliday Wine Companion 2022
  • 2015 Vintage; Gold 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, 92 Points Halliday Wine Companion 2021, 91 Points Nick Stock JamesSuckling.com
  • 2014 Vintage; 91 Points JamesSuckling.com
  • 2013 Vintage; 95 Points Rob Geddes MW, 92 Points Halliday Wine Companion, 90 Points Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front
  • 2012 Vintage; 92 Points Rob Geddes MW 2011 Vintage; Gold 2016 Sydney International Wine Competition, 92 Points Rob Geddes MW
  • 2010 Vintage; Trophy for Best Mature Red Wine 2015 Royal Sydney Wine Show, 91 Point Rob Geddes MW, 90 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2009 Vintage; Two Gold Medals 2014 Royal Sydney & Adelaide Hills Wine Shows, 92 Points Huon Hooke
  • 2007 Vintage; Gold 2011 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, 93 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2006 Vintage; Trophy for Best Shiraz 2010 South Australian Wine of the Year Awards, Gold 2010 Boutique Wine Awards, 93 Points Halliday Wine Companion, 90 Points Huon Hooke
  • 2005 Vintage; 92 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2003 Vintage; 93 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2002 Vintage; 90 Points Wine Spectator
  • 2000 Vintage; 90 Points Wine Spectator
  • 1999 Vintage; 90 Points Wine Spectator
  • 1998 Vintage; 91 Points Wine Enthusiast