RGT Collection

2016 Woodhenge Shiraz

Cellar Door
$35.00
Bell Ringers
$31.50
Varieties
Shiraz
Vintage
2016
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Alcohol
14.67%
Bottle size
750 mL

Awards

Title
Gold
Year
2018
Event
Port of Wines Show, Nova Scotia, Canada
Title
Gold
Year
2018
Event
Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada awards
Title
GOLD
Year
2018
Event
China Wine & Spirits Awards

Woodhenge is a monument to “big” ideas and to Greg Trott’s unique vision of what makes Wirra Wirra special and well, a bloody big fence that weighs about 10 tonnes. Our spin on the classic McLaren Vale style it is rich and bold with mouth-filling fruits and fine sandy tannins that give it a long and persistent finish, built to go the distance.

Colour

Deep crimson with a vibrant purple edge.

Bouquet

Blackberry, plum and dark chocolate, spiced with star anise and fresh cedar.

Palate

Brimming with deep and juicy blueberry and blackberry fruits. Dense, fleshy fruits are
framed beautifully by sandy tannins and rich vanillin oak. Classic McLaren Vale Shiraz.

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Professional Reviews

Fruit sourced from the Seaview, Whites Valley, McLaren Flat and Maslin districts. Deep and intense in colour, the bouquet is similarly brooding. Aromas of dark fruit, earth, chocolate and spice are there, but take some coaxing to emerge. Not massive, but thickly textured, almost palate coating, the flavours are all ripe fruit and warmth, the tannins inky and dry.

Steven Creber, James Halliday 2019 Australian Wine Companion 93

A bolder and darker-fruited expression that taps into the hearty regional style with aromas and flavors of blackberries, licorice and dark plums. Smooth, regal tannins, too. Screw cap. Drink now.

Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com 91

Robust Shiraz from McLaren Vale, as solid as Trott's 'Woodhenge', except this is fruit driven rather than wood. It carries the McLaren Vale signature, writ-large: all black fruit and heady and earthen lines. Full, chewy palate, black fruit in abundance, twists of licorice, the double helix of its DNA. Tannin is barely there, well meshed into the very fabric of this wine's being.

Stuart Robinson, The Vinsomniac 90

Plump, viscous, full-bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz driven by the penetration of its warm, coffee oak enriched, thick mid palate. Light tannins, a slightly warm finish, and a whole lot of richness. Satisfying in its mode, this showcases the joy of that trademark McLaren Vale mid palate, even if its a somewhat obvious wine. Best drinking: Good now and will be going strong in a decade.

Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review 91

Deep, intense bright red/purple colour, youthful and coupled with a similarly youthful bright bouquet which features smoky char-oak and sooty regional character in abundance. There's a touch of graphite about the taste and the palate is intense, concentrated and driving, with lots of well-formed lively, but not astringent, tannins. Acid is happily moderate. It has a sweet core of fruit, which is nicely hidden among the savoury aspects. Excellent.

Huon Hooke, The Real Review 92

...beautifully put together. Balanced, ripe, etched with fine-grained tannin, complex in an easy-going way. It’s a mid-weight wine but if you like rich Australian shiraz, you will thoroughly enjoy this. Plums, cloves, toast, sweet spices – you know the drill. Excellent persistence. Excellent release.

Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front 93

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