The 2016 Wallace Shiraz-Grenache leans on 78% Shiraz with 22% Grenache to build a solid mouthful of bold Barossa fruit. It’s dark and rich on the nose and palate alike, opening with hints of red currant, clove and spice wafting from a deep garnet glass. Fresh juiciness brings to mind ripe black cherries in a lightly creamy mouthfeel with supple tannins and a backdrop of licorice.
The 2016 Wallace Shiraz-Grenache is the same 78/22 blend that the past two vintages have been, but it seems a touch darker and richer on the nose and palate, if perhaps a little less complex and nuanced. It's still a solid mouthful of bold Barossa fruit, leaning toward black cherries in this vintage, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a long, supple finish.