Henschke Tappa Pass Shiraz 2016 (Eden & Barossa Valley)

Tasting Notes
The Henschke Tappa Pass Shiraz 2016 vintage palate is rich and complex, with layers of sweet-fruited blueberry and plum flavours, showing great purity, depth and structure. Fine, encompassing, velvety tannins glide along with the plush fruit, finishing with wonderful length and lingering flavours of plum skin and black pepper.

"This has quite extraordinary depth to its dense crimson-purple hue, a clue to the palate of the wine, which first hit the headlines in ’10 and has continued to do so every year since. It is awash with voluminous black fruits of every description, tannins and oak folded within. The magic of the wine is that it is neither heavy nor extractive, just very, very long."
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion, 01 Aug 2018

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Henschke Wines Barossa Valley

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The Barossa has a core of traditional growers of Lutheran descent dating back five generations, staunchly continuing the traditions of their forebears. Occasionally, one or two parcels of fruit of overwhelming quality come over the weighbridge; this is such an example.

The 50-year-old, low-yielding vines are growing in low-fertility Neoproterozoic soils more than 542 million years old, ranging from terra rossa to red-brown earths. The fully ripe black shiraz grapes were sourced from three grower vineyards in Tappa Pass, Light Pass and Eden Valley and were vinified in traditional open-top fermenters.

The 2016 vintage began with well below-average winter rainfall, followed by a warm dry spring, which enhanced flowering and set to give average to above-average yield potential. Low disease pressure was maintained by one of the hottest Decembers on record, though temperatures cooled down in the New Year and rainfall around veraison in late January brought relief to the dry-grown, old-vine Eden Valley vineyards. This was followed by further rainfall in early March which eased the stress on all varieties. The fruit matured with an earlier harvest, as predicted due to an early Easter. Open, light and airy vine canopies allowed for good flavour, sugar and colour, and mature tannins to develop at harvest, which was overall characterised by average yields but of very high quality.

100% Shiraz from up to 70 year old, low-yielding vines grown in the Barossa Valley & Eden Valley. Harvested between the 2nd & 11th of March, Matured in 19% new & 81% seasoned French hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling. Considered an 'Exceptional Vintage' with excellent cellaring potential of 25+ years from vintage. Winery Notes
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Case Qty6
ABV14.5%
ColourRed
VarietyShiraz
Vintage2016
BrandHenschke Wines Barossa Valley
Country of ManufactureAustralia
RegionBarossa Valley
StateSouth Australia
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price$115.00
Dozen Buy$1,139.88
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