The Everest Shiraz 2016
Tasting Notes

Dense ruby colour, with an intense, enticing nose of rich, red berry fruits and subtle French oak. The wine is incredibly dense and focussed with a richness and purity that simply exudes top class Barossa Shiraz.

Rich dark chocolate, mocha and cedar spice are all to the fore but the central core is highly focussed. Supple tannins from the gentle press merely complement the fruit, silky and rich yet impressively interwoven into the wine. The fruit/ acid balance ensures excellent length and provides a purity of structure for long term ageing.

Release Date: 16th October 2019

Winemaking

Hand-picked and hand-sorted to 1 ton open fermenters with four times daily plunging and careful basket pressing. The highest quality parcels from this years fermented wines are set aside for maturation in the finest French and American oak barrels. 

Reviews
96 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Deep red colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet shows pepper and spices, maraschino cherries, more oak than the 100 Year Old, with a very tight, firm, tensioned palate of concentration and density, firm tannins and impressive drive across the palate. Very ripe, dense and tightly packed, long and sinuous. Very good if not as powerful or huge as the 100 Year Old. Drink 2019-2036
98 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Full-throttled and lavish, yet it’s graceful and sophisticated; showing blackberry, mixed berry compote, toasted spice and vanillin oak characters on the nose with nuances of tar, game and walnut. It’s dense and sumptuous on the palate with spectacular vigour and presence, wonderfully complemented by silky mouthfeel and perfectly pitched tannins. At its best: 2026 to 2046. 

 

$295.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
15 %
MATURATION
18 months in 86% French and 14% American oak (33% new). 24 months bottle maturation.
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Tasting Notes

Dense ruby colour, with an intense, enticing nose of rich, red berry fruits and subtle French oak. The wine is incredibly dense and focussed with a richness and purity that simply exudes top class Barossa Shiraz.

Rich dark chocolate, mocha and cedar spice are all to the fore but the central core is highly focussed. Supple tannins from the gentle press merely complement the fruit, silky and rich yet impressively interwoven into the wine. The fruit/ acid balance ensures excellent length and provides a purity of structure for long term ageing.

Release Date: 16th October 2019

Winemaking

Hand-picked and hand-sorted to 1 ton open fermenters with four times daily plunging and careful basket pressing. The highest quality parcels from this years fermented wines are set aside for maturation in the finest French and American oak barrels. 

Reviews
96 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Deep red colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet shows pepper and spices, maraschino cherries, more oak than the 100 Year Old, with a very tight, firm, tensioned palate of concentration and density, firm tannins and impressive drive across the palate. Very ripe, dense and tightly packed, long and sinuous. Very good if not as powerful or huge as the 100 Year Old. Drink 2019-2036

98 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Full-throttled and lavish, yet it’s graceful and sophisticated; showing blackberry, mixed berry compote, toasted spice and vanillin oak characters on the nose with nuances of tar, game and walnut. It’s dense and sumptuous on the palate with spectacular vigour and presence, wonderfully complemented by silky mouthfeel and perfectly pitched tannins. At its best: 2026 to 2046. 

 

$295.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2005 |  2008 |  2009 |  2010 |  2012 |  2013 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
15 %
MATURATION
18 months in 86% French and 14% American oak (33% new). 24 months bottle maturation.

 

 

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