2016 Lienert Vineyards Shiraz
Whilst brothers can disagree on matters both minor and major, John and James were in extreme agreement that their decision to commence making wine under the Lienert Vineyards label in 2016 was an inspired one, as that vintage will go down as one of the Barossa’s finest. Shiraz was selected from the ‘House Block’ – a site ideally suited to producing Shiraz in the classic Barossa Valley mode; rich in flavour and with firm structure.
“The colour is a glossy dark red with deep purple hues. On the nose, there is a core of dark fruit engulfed by fresh red fruits, pretty florals, a distinctive saline edge akin to ocean spray, and underlying savoury notes of herbs, mocha and shortbread. The palate leads with an explosion of fine red and dark fruit characters of strawberry, rhubarb and blackberry, followed by a supple mid-palate of crème caramel and cheesecake leading to a long length where the oak plays only a supporting role and is not dominant. A beautiful wine that should age for many years.” James Lienert, Winemaker