2016
Syrah

Bottle Price $40
Members Price $34

Our Ablington is fine and elegant with a combo of lovely spicy and savoury . It is vibrant with aniseed, violets, cherries and a hint of mocha. Crushed fennel gives an enriched savouriness.

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The 2016 Syrah is dense and deep in its profile with bold, ripe and savoury characters. Delightfully perfumed with cherries, rasperberries, yet multilayered with warm all spice and nuts. The palate is generous with silky tannins, fleshy dark blue and red fruits, chocolate and anise and finishing with a hint of pepper & racy freshness layered into lovely French oak.

Vintage 16’ has surprised many of us and turned out some luscious, perfumed reds, that have stood firmly in weight, colour and flavour, whilst the whites are elegant with good natural acidity and flavour. After a much drier than normal spring in 2015, we saw significant rain events through November, December and January. We picked our first parcel of white on the 19th January, with all the reds in by the 23rd February, so a very fast and furious vintage.

The 2016 Syrah is sourced from fruit off the amazing Pokolbin Estate Vineyard on McDonalds Road. The light/medium clay soil of this vineyard tends to stay cooler and retain water better, giving us sumptuous fruit, with underlying structure and weight. We harvested by hand on the 11th February, then allowed about 30% of the fruit to stay in its whole bunches for ferment. A combination of whole bunches and crushed fruit has allowed the wine to integrate these characters giving us an elegant Shiraz profile. This integration of fruit texture has given us silkier tannins, complexity and another layer of freshness to the wine. Maturated in French hogshead and puncheons for approx 9 months prior to filtration & bottling.

The 2016 Syrah is dense and deep in its profile with bold, ripe and savoury characters. Delightfully perfumed with cherries, rasperberries, yet multilayered with warm all spice and nuts. The palate is generous with silky tannins, fleshy dark blue and red fruits, chocolate and anise and finishing with a hint of pepper & racy freshness layered into lovely French oak.

Awesome seafood paella.

This wine should see some lovely ageing of 10+ years

Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.42
Acidity: 7.5 g/L