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2016 Longview Yakka Shiraz

2016 Longview Yakka Shiraz

95 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion

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  • Longview is a stunning, family-owned Adelaide Hills single vineyard located just outside the historic township of Macclesfield. Set on undulating slopes reminiscent of old world estates but with a clear Australian accent, it has quickly established itself as one of the most awarded vineyards in the region since its first vintage in 2001.

    Named after the hardy Xanthorrhoea flowering plant which is ubiquitous in Australia and found around the perimeter of the winery, the Yakka Shiraz is one of the finest cool-climate Hills Shiraz you are likely to come across. 


    Matured for 15 months in old and new French barriques, the wine displays vibrant blue fruits, spice, flavours of dark chocolate and coffee. This elegant, cool-climate shiraz is medium bodied, and finishes with a delicious vanillin length and velvety texture. Like the Yakka, it is dramatic and structured and will thrive in most occasions.


    'You can’t help but admire the integration of sweet, sawdusty French oak with black cherried fruit and assorted spices and woody herbs. Plum flavours add yet more flesh to sink into; smoke notes a bit of fantasy; velvety texture the cushion on which it’s all propped. It’s a wonderful red to settle in with.'
    95 Points - James Halliday

    'The Yakka vineyard has been a good performer over the years.

    Plush but cool, if that makes sense. It’s not baked or thick; it’s juicy and lively, though the fruit is ripe and indeed has some sweetness. Happy days. Plums, red cherries, sawdust, cloves and woodsmoke. A splash of dry herbs, but not in an overt way. This wine will appeal to those who enjoy lashings of shiraz fruit but don’t mind a bit of elegance. A bit of finesse. Tannin continue that latter theme. The word latticework comes to mind. It’s an excellent release.'
    94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front