2016 Oxford Landing Estates Shiraz
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At Oxford Landing, we like to ‘keep it real’. That means maintaining a sense of perspective and recognising what really matters. Remembering where we came from and being proud of our roots. And making wines that are a true reflection of the place they come from. Set on the banks of South Australia’s majestic Murray River, the Oxford Landing vineyard is named after a nearby site where an old paddle steamer called ‘The City of Oxford’ met with an untimely end. Drovers once grazed and watered sheep here but today it’s home to a loyal flock of down-to-earth folk who take great pride in making quality wines, enjoyed the world over.
We experienced above average temperatures during the growing season, particularly before Christmas. Fortunately during this period the occasional thunderstorm delivered much needed rains that refreshed the vines. During the final stages of the ripening period from the end of January into March, the weather was warm and dry, allowing the vines to ripen with an abundance of bright, fresh Shiraz flavours.
Dark purple in colour with red hues. The nose shows ripe plums and subtle vanilla with hints of violets and floral aromas. The generous silky palate has blackberry and plum fruit flavours, complimented by soft, supple tannins with hints of milk chocolate and warm spices. Bright fruit flavours linger during the long succulent finish.
A lightly spiced ragu or Massaman vegetable curry would be a great accompaniment.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.