Shiraz Paulett Polish Hill River 2016

Country
Australia
Region
Clare Valley
Producer
Paulett Wines
Grape(s)
Shiraz (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Spicy
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Full bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
14.8%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Clare Valley is one of Australia`s oldest wine regions and is probably best known for its Riesling wines. Polish Hill River is a sub-region one and a half hours drive north from Adelaide. Named after the Polish settlers of the mid 1800s, the climate is ideal for premium grape growing with a combination of consistently good winter rains, hot summers tempered by cool nights and a long ripening period.

Producer

The name Polish River comes from the Polish settlers who came to the area in the early 1850s escaping religious persecution. Pauletts reputation for producing wines of finesse, elegance and intensity is justly deserved with consistent skill and care from vintage to vintage. Neil Paulett graduated from the Roseworthy oenology course in the early 1970s and spent a further ten years honing his winemaking skills at Penfolds before buying his own property in the Clare Valley. Located some 90 minutes north of Adelaide,this lovely property now extends to 150 hectares with 47 planted with vines. Since the first vintage in 1983 there have been many accolades both at home and internationally. These wines are a true reflection of the region and are of outstanding quality.
Tasting Notes
A typical jammy, spicy Shiraz from Australia, with aromas of blackberry, plum and chocolate which are given an element of spice from 18 months maturation in American oak barrel. It is a powerful Shiraz, richly flavoured with candied fruits, blackcurransts, black cherries, game and spicy white pepper with mineral nuances. Well structured with sweet, supple tannins, long and satisfying on the finish.
Food
Serve with roast meats, especially lamb, beef, venison or goose, braised oxtail, game casseroles and mature cheeses.
Media
Silver medal at the 2017 Shanghai International Wine Challenge. 91 points in the Jeremy Olivers Wine Awards and best buy for 2019. 91 points James Suckling May 2019.