The Willows Barossa Shiraz 2016
92 Points James Halliday – Wine Companion
5 Stars 94 Points Wine Orbit
The Barossa`s international reputation is for concentrated, powerful Shiraz with great palate length and softness. The Willows style it the epitome of this.
"Wonderfully ripe and perfumed, the bouquet shows black/blueberry, olive, vanillin oak and toasted spice aromas, leading to an impressively weighted palate that`s beautifully rounded and fleshy. It`s flavoursome, and textural with seductive complexity, making it fabulously drinkable. At its best now to 2032." Wine Orbit
Dense, vibrant colour is a feature of this brooding beauty, along with ripe, sweet fruit, reminiscent of plum, blackberry and pepper on the nose. Two years maturation in American and French Oak hogshead barrels has enhanced and complimented the robust fleshy fruit. The palate is generous, ripe and mouth filling exhibiting berry and cinnamon spice flavours, along with oak-derived mocha overtones and harmonious, soft, yet defined tannins.