Gundog Estate Shiraz 2016

Sourced from the Dahlberg family vineyard in Murrumbateman (technically NSW but incorporated into the Canberra District)  30% maturation in new French oak. 2% Viognier in the blend.

Gundog Estate, Shiraz, Canberra District, 2016

Complex, attractive nose. Spice driven with cinnamon quills, ground black peppercorns, blackberry, blueberry, apricot pieces and burnt end evoking charred oak. Generous palate with deep plum, blackberry/pastille, black cherry, peppercorns and red licorice. Feels a touch concentrated and syrupy (even though it’s a co-ferment) but there’s no arguing against the quality of the fruit. Finishing with that char like a good piece of barbeque meat. Fine and powerful tannins that sit just off to one side for the moment. Happy enough to have a glass now with food, but will need some time in the cellar to settle down.

RRP: $40
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 17/20

Wine sample courtesy of Gundog Estate

 

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