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2016 Nick Spencer Gundagai Shiraz Grenache
Debut wine from Nick Spencer, utilizing 25 year old vines in Gundagai. 50/50 blend. Old puncheons. No whole bunches, though you may well think there were. Nick’s doing his own thing now, and clearly he likes swatches of gold.
Almost a rose oil perfume here, over spice, ferns, fruit pastille, and red and black fruits. Medium bodied, blackcurrant and blackberry pastille, firm almost bony tannin structure running through it, cool acidity and a delicious sweet finish laced with dried herb perfume, and dusted with fine tannin. Goes very well now, though I think it’ll be better with a couple of years cellaring.2019 - 2028