2016 Shiraz "The Winner's Tank" (Eskadale Vineyards)
Eskadale Vineyards, "The Winner's Tank" Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, Australia 2016100% Shiraz BOLD, BERRY PRESERVES, SMOKE, LUSH, FAT & RUSTIC In true Aussie spirit, a strong rivalry exists between the three neighboring towns in the local Australian Rules Football competition. Each year the winning team heads out to the vineyard to paint the tank in their team colors. Brief aging in French oak adds dimension, but the brevity means no real oakiness to be found. This is pure fruit driven Shiraz. So ripe, it might squirt juice if you squeeze the bottle too much. Glass staining purple-ness, strawberry and raspberry fruit, black licorice and freshness abound. Serving Suggestion: Try this one with lamb chops marinated in rosemary and juniper berry or venison stew; Louisiana red beans and rice with Andouille.