Centennial Vineyards 2016 Reserve Shiraz is grown at Angullong vineyard in Orange NSW, at 660m altitude. This vintage shows ripe and concentrated Shiraz character as a result of warm and dry growing conditions throughout the 2016 season.
There are seductive aromas of blackberry, spiced dark plum, black olive, mocha and licorice. The full-bodied and concentrated palate has beautiful ripe flavours and texture with just the right amount of silky, ripe tannin. This vintage shows excellent mid-palate weight and flesh as a result of the warm and dry conditions allowing the fruit to reach optimum ripeness.
This wine is perfect with red meat right now but will harmonise further in bottle over the next few years. A harmless deposit could form due to minimal filtration. For best enjoyment, remove the cork and let breathe for an hour before serving. Drink now until 2024.
Reviews and Awards
94 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2020
“Similar vinification to the Single Vineyard except for 5% whole bunches, 4 weeks on skins and 25% new French oak. A medium-bodied cool grown wine with the balance winemaker Tony Cosgriff achieves with most of Centennial Vineyards’ wines. Here black fruits have supple tannins and well-handled oak to provide a medium to full-bodied Shiraz with long, harmonious finish” – James Halliday, August 2018.