Mitchell Harris Shiraz 2016

Label change sees the acknowledgement of the Peerick Vineyard as the fruit source. The winery has just ticked over to the 2017, but there should be plenty of this vintage still around.

Mitchell Harris, Shiraz, Pyrenees, 2016

 

30% whole bunch, with wild yeasts. 15 months in 1-5 year French Oak. Gives up blue and black berries with black jelly bean. Savoury edged with coffee grounds, roast nut husk, toasted brown spice, a hint of warming toffee and plenty of pepper. Almost a carbonic, blue fruit confection, with distinct ash and char. Mineral edge with youthful acidity, driven by forward thoughtful by the oak. This is just a bit young and brash, almost gangly but will settle into itself in the next couple of years.

RRP: $35
Alc: 13.5%
Rating: 18/20

Wine sample courtesy of Mitchell Harris

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