2016 Avondale Shiraz


A classic Heathcote Shiraz from Coliban Glen fruit, full bodied with excellent varietal character – will need a bit of time to integrate.

Excellent cellaring potential, drink now – 2026.

Region: Heathcote

Alcohol: 14.8% alc/vol

GOLD (Equal top 56/60 points) – 2018 Australian Small Winemakers Show
SILVER (94 points) – 2018 Victorian Wine Show
SILVER – 2018 Heathcote Wine Show
SILVER – 2018 Aus/NZ Boutique Wine Awards
3.5 STARS – Winestate Magazine Shiraz Challenge Sep/Oct 2018

Aroma: Dark berry fruits and plum, with spice and vanillin notes

Palate: A full palate of berry fruits and spicy oak with excellent fruit weight and grippy tannins

Winestate Magazine: “Inviting aromas of berries and spices with flavours of cranberries and boysenberries and a big tannic backbone.”

Vineyard: Coliban Glen, Heathcote
Harvest Date: 19 February 2016
pH at Harvest: 3.70
Sugars: 14.4 Baume
Yeast: ES 10
Malo: Yes
Oak: 25% new/45% used French oak, 30% used American Oak
Time in Oak: 11 months
Bottling Date: 26 October 2017
Closure: Diam Cork
Case Size: 6 x 750ml bottles

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