Vinteloper SH/16 Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2016
David Bowley's sublime Shiraz is plucked from a vineyard farmed by Phillip Boyd-Turner in the Kangarilla hills area of the Adelaide Hills wine region. Wild yeast fermented, 18 months in French oak (one-third new). Just over 5,000 bottles made. The Adelaide Hills location means a fresher style of Shiraz than you might expect from Australia, slightly higher acidity and lower alcohol and body. It's ever so fragrant and layered with blackberries, black pepper and chocolate.
Such an outstanding wine, so much so that previous vintages have been a headliner in the 2016 edition of Matthew Jukes' Top 100 Australian Wines of the Year, and the top-rated Australian Shiraz of 2018 by Decanter magazine.
Adelaide Hills | South Australia | AUSTRALIA