Origin: Tamar Valley
Style: Medium-bodied white wine aged in new French oak
This vintage displayed a totally different universe compared to 2015. Pronounced and attractive nose with slightly sweet and nuanced aromas of yellow fruit, some marzipan and crème à la vanille, a little bit of apple jam and a touch of crème brûlée. This is a wine you’d eat for breakfast, just from the smell of it. Bone-dry, yet so rich, offering spectacular mouth-watering acidity. Superb balance. A beast for the price.
Studying in Bordeaux and California, Sue Bell concentrates all her efforts on small parcels of fruit and produces wine in Tasmania, Coonawarra, Heathcote and Wrattonbully. With her academic background focused on agriculture, even though she buys all her fruit, she still has the advantage of advising her growers on how to improve production. Naturally, this Shiraz was planted on a perfect location, greatly benefiting from the rich terra rossa soils, formed through the transformation of limestone over thousands of years.