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Circa 1880 Old Vine Shiraz 2016

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Overview

Conte Estate Old Vine Shiraz produced from vines planted circa 1880. These twisted and gnarly vines are believed to be one of the oldest surviving Shiraz vines in McLaren Vale. The ancient 5 acre vineyard is not only withstanding the test of time, it still flourishes today. The fruit has gained flavour and complexity from over 130 years of what has become a vast, elaborate root system.
Aromas of fresh bread yeast, spiced fruit compote & black plum jam. This wine is earthy & mouth filling, packed with a saturating moorish character, and subtly gripped with fine tannins.
Powerfully long and lingering, yet soft, rich and round from start to finish, and will evolve majestically for many years.

The Vintage

2016

Vinification

Handpicked, crushed and open fermented for 12 days. The wine was then matured in new and seasoned French oak barrels for 24 months to allow characters to integrate and soften

Technical

Alcohol by volume: 14.5% v/v Varieties: 100% Shiraz, Planted circa 1880`s Geographical Indication; McLaren Vale, South Australia

Availability

In Stock

Awards and Accolades

Circa 1880 Old Vine Shiraz 2016

  • 2016 Circa 1880 Old Vine Shiraz

    Gold Medal | China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019

    28 August 2019
    View Editorial Gold Medal | China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019

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  • 2016 Circa 1880 Old Vine Shiraz

    94 points | Mike Bennie

    1 July 2019
    View Editorial 94 points Mike Bennie - Wine Business Magazine July - August Edition

    A turbo-charged red of inky colour, clove-onĀ­forest berry and plum scents, whiffs of graphite and pencil shaving -some vanilla in the mix
    too. It glides over the palate in a huge volume, leaving pleasing gummy tannins in its wake.
    There's depth and concentration in spades, but it finds a pleasing balance overall. Dive in. 14.5%
    Reviewed by Mike Bennie

  • 2016 Circa 1880 Old Vine Shiraz

    93 Points | Wineshowcase Magazine, June 2019 New Release Tastings

    View Editorial Wineshowcase Magazine, June 2019 New Release Tastings

    93Points

    A lovely balance of aromas. Palate is solid and showing plenty of delicious depth and flavours.