Lienert Vineyards Estate Shiraz 2019


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 the long length where the oak plays only a supporting role and is not dominant. A beautiful wine that should age for many years.

The 2016 vintage marked the first year that brothers John and James reserved small parcels of fruit from selected blocks on their estate vineyards to make wine under the Lienert Vineyards label. This year also marked 10 years since their father last made wine from the vineyards he had planted back in 2001.

Whilst brothers can disagree on matters both minor and major, John and James were in extreme agreement that their decision to commence making wine in 2016 was an inspired one.

Vintage: 2019

Grape Variety: Shiraz

Region: Shea-Oak Log, Barossa Valley