2016 The Warrior Shiraz The 2001 Anvers Reserve Shiraz, the inaugural release, and the 2002 Anvers Reserve Shiraz received wine show success and critical acclaim both in Australia and overseas. From vintage 2003 our Reserve Shiraz has been renamed ‘The Warrior’ and while the name and the packaging are new, the superlative quality of the Anvers Reserve Shiraz has been retained. As Anvers prestige Cuvée, ‘The Warrior’ uses our best parcels of Shiraz selected from vintage 2016. These wines were matured for 21 months in oak, at which point the best balance of oak, fruit, tannin and structure was achieved. From these Reserve parcels a further selection process is made to assemble the components into a final wine that provides a combination of flavour intensity with structure and grace. The 2016 Anvers Warrior combines the elegant, spicy nuances of Adelaide Hills Shiraz with the rich, powerful flavours of Langhorne Creek.
Vibrant crimson red in colour. Pretty blueberry fruit aromas in the company of dark spice, espresso and mineral notes. On the palate a combination of dark plum and prune fruits are complimented by chocolate, anise and black pepper accents. The long finish is supported by firm yet silky tannins and a crisp acidity.
Bottling Date: November 2017
Production: 902 cases (six bottles)
Winemaker: Kym Milne MW