2016 Corrina’s Shiraz Cabernet

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THE YEAR THAT
Corrina wore new blue boots

A rare beast, the Corrinas’ is a co-fermented field blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, only made in years when both varieties reach optimum ripeness at harvest. Bright, leafy Cabernet dominates the nose, and rich mint-choc fills the generous palate. Perfect for a Sunday lamb roast.

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Deep cherry berry, smoked meats and tar
PALATE
Rich mulberry and mint chocolate biscuit, slippery texture, lively acidity and crunchy tannins.
WINE & VINTAGE

The 2016 vintage was a low-cropping one, and this resulted in exceptional intensity of flavour.
A rare beast, the Corrina’s is a co-fermented, field blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, made only in years when both varieties reach optimum ripeness at harvest. Bright, leafy Cabernet dominates the nose & rich mint-choc fills the generous palate. Perfect for a Sunday lamb roast.

HISTORY

With 100 ha of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
3216 bottles
GRAPE VARIETY

51% Shiraz
49% Cabernet Sauvignon

REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Deep, dark maroon
ALCOHOL
14%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

James Halliday Wine Companion 2019

“Co-ferments of shiraz and cabernet are rare, cabernet usually ripening later than shiraz. Not strictly a field blend (the blocks are separate), but picked on the same day. Cabernet may be the junior partner, but it certainly has its say with its different tannin profile. The bouquet is fragrant, cassis and blackberry a dancing duo. I’m not as convinced about this wine as its Shiraz sibling.” – James Halliday

93 points
91 points