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2016 Zema Estate Coonawarra Shiraz

Coonawarra, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$24. 99 Bottle
$299.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin
Matured in a combination of American and French oak for 15 months. Totally opaque black dark red core with a dark red hue. Aromas of dark plum, liquorice and blackberry mix with toasty vanillin cedar, earth and blackpepper. Generous spicy dark plum, blackberry and liquorice fruits cast a rich feel across the medium to full bodied palate with vanillin cedar and light scorched earth sitting underneath. Finishes with a burst of blackpepper. Sturdy tannins provide ample structure but are also polished in their feel. Long, opulent yet robust aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
Estate-grown, hand-picked, matured in American and French oak for 15 months, from a stalwart of the region. Good colour; the complex bouquet ranges through black berry/cherry fruit, spice and Coonawarra earth, which all appear in the full-bodied, balanced and long palate. The tannin structure is in tune with the oak, adding the icing to the cake. Regarded by Zema as outstanding. Drink by 2041.
95 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion