Spinifex La Maline Shiraz 2016

A touch of Viognier gives this Shiraz a beautiful lift.

Australia, SA, Barossa Valley
#Red  #Specials  #Shiraz / Syrah  #Spinifex  #South Australia  #Barossa Valley  


"With time in the glass cardamom, pepper, dark rose, mulberry, ripe pomegranate and blonde tobacco lift over prune d'agent, crème cassis and dark leathery loamy base notes.'


- Spinifex


"A splash of viognier for the shiraz of this wine. Some might say a ‘crafty’ inclusion. Wonderful to touch base again with Spinifex wines. In the cornucopia of avant garde producers, sometimes it’s great to look back at those who were there at the genesis, and revel in their consistency and continuation at a high level.

Has some ripe berry fruit scents, stewed even, a touch of dried fig/toast and a lifted, floral element with a sniff of green herbs and game meat too. Supple, sleek and silky in the palate with rich, ripe fruit to the fore, some dried and stewed fruit characters, strong game meat character, but again the floral vibe kicks in and there’s a light, green herb lift here. It’s got some generosity but holds it all well."

- Mike Bennie, Wine Front