Savitas Wines Incygnes Shiraz 2016


Savitas commenced with the purchase of the Greens Vineyard in the Barossa Valley, which is home to Shiraz and Grenache. Vines were first planted in this vineyard in 1970. Wines under the Incygnes label are all sourced only from estate fruit. This Shiraz is blended from grapes sourced from different parts of the vineyard, to ensure a mix of soil types and also younger and older plantings, all adding to the complexity. Open top fermenters are used before extended time on skins and then 18 months in French oak. 

This is an inky maroon in colour, nearing black. The nose gives notes of blackfruits, plums, chocolate, a little leather and some fruitcake characters. There is some oak noticeable, but it is really well integrated. This is still very young, backed by bright acidity through to firm tannins. Good concentration and real length. For me, this will be a better wine in 5 to 8 years, too young now but offering a really promising future. Will impress more in time, and score even higher. At $45 a bottle, excellent value for a wine of this quality.

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