2016 Barking Mad Grenache Shiraz
VINEYARD - Estate grown at Reillys St Clare vineyard, Watervale. Rich red loam over deep limestone.
WINEMAKING - 70% Grenache, 30% Shiraz. Cold soaked with prolonged skin contact.
MATURATION - 100% French oak hogsheads, 15 months.
BOUQUET - Dark cherry and plum with a touch of spice.
PALATE - Rich dark fruits with finely integrated French oak. Sweet ripe fruit on the finish with peppery spice. Velvety tannins with great persistence.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
BEST VALUE BUY, Winestate Magazine, March/April 2020
"A meaty oak drive style with attractive raspberry-like confectionary fruit."
4.5 STARS & BEST VALUE BUY, Winestate Magazine, May/June 2018
"A nose of ripe fruit and chocolate, with tobacco-like notes. The palate is soft and 'giving' and full of sweet plum fruit flavours laced with tannin and strong oak"
The Real Review, reviewed by Nick Butler, May 2019, www.therealreview.com
"Lifted, ripe raspberries with licorice and cloves. A primary, juicy blend with a sweetly-fruited mix of red and purple berries. It's crunchy, with grainy tannins on the finish. Great value"
SILVER MEDAL, 2019 Clare Valley Wine Show
9+3 Free Reilly’s 2016' Barking Mad' Grenache Shiraz
2016 Barking Mad Grenache Shiraz VINEYARD - Estate grown at Reillys St Clare vineyard, Watervale. Rich red loam over deep limestone. FERMENTATION - Cold soaked with prolonged skin contact. MATURATION - 100% French oak hogsheads, 18 months. BOUQUET - Intense ripe fruit with a hint of floral. PALATE - Complex layers of blackberry and liquorice with fruit sweetness and spice. Full bodied with well balanced oak giving a toasty, vanillin finish.