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Past Vintages

Tasting Note 2015 Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 2014 Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 2013 Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 2012 Leconfield Shiraz_no price.pdf
Tasting Note 2011 Leconfield Shiraz-no price.pdf
Tasting Note 2010 Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 2009 Leconfield Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 08 Leconfield Shiraz.doc
Tasting Note Leconfield Shiraz 07.pdf
Tasting Note 06 Leconfield Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note lec shiraz 04.pdf
Tasting Note lec shiraz 03.pdf
Tasting Note Lec Shiraz 02.pdf
Tasting Note lec shiraz 01.doc
Tasting Note lec shiraz 00.doc

Technical Data

Region:
McLaren Vale 

Alcohol:
14.5%

Sugar at Picking:
13.5-15°Baumé

PH:
3.3

Acidity:
7.61 grams/litre

Residual Sugar:
0.74gram/litre

Malolactic:
100%

Yeast Type:
Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Leconfield Shiraz 2015_web.jpg

2016 Leconfield Shiraz

$26.00

94 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY
View Winemaker, Paul Gordon's Video Tasting Note here:

http://bit.ly/1RB6cve

COLOUR
Rich full deep scarlet 

BOUQUET
Dense rich full fruit nose in the pepper/ blood plum spectrum. Fine grained French oak has contributed layers of vanilla and cinnamon to complex the fruit. 

PALATE
This is a stylish wine. It has full flavour in which the seamless, silky tannins mould with the concentrated fruit to provide richness, yet it retains a tight, elegant structure.  

FOOD SUGGESTIONS
Full flavoured foods. Red meats. Sunday roast. Vegetarian lasagne 

CELLARING POTENTIAL
8-10 years 

WINEMAKING NOTES
The inherent fruit vibrancy of the wine comes from our 'Farm' block. Fruit is harvested at night to take advantage of the naturally cool temperatures, then fermented on skins for a week. A portion of the wine was barrel fermented to integrate the fruit and oak and racked several times to aid natural clarification, integrate the oak and to soften and complex the tannin structure. The fruit, sourced fruit from estate vineyards, has been selected to give the depth for which this wine is renown.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS
Good winter rainfalls provided the moisture in the vineyards for what was to become a dry and warm ripening season. January temperatures were above average. Significant rain that fell on Valentine's Day, provided initial anxiety but ultimately provided a much needed drink for the vines and delayed the harvest to allow flavour ripeness to develop. The result has been lovely, textured wines. 

OAK TREATMENT
100% Oak Matured for 16 months. 21% new French oak, 41% 2 year old French oak, 28% 3 year French oak. 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Leconfield was established in 1974 by pioneering oenologist Sydney Hamilton who, at 76 years of age, had the dream to produce the classic Australian red wine. Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz provides a sibling to the classic Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, for which the estate is famous, the Coonawarra Merlot and its recent new addition, Cabernet/Merlot.

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