65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Syrah, 9% Carménère
2016 vintage was all about balance of flavours and ripeness at harvest in all the blocks of the vineyards. Lariana 2016 blend achieves much more of the same.
In the glass, wafting with aromas of black crunchy fruits and sweet spice layered with cassis.
Lip smacking flavours of dark plums wrapped in mocha notes with deep umami undertones follow.
All this voluptuous fruitiness is supported by fine structure with suede-like texture delivering sweeping grip at the end.
At its release already bottle aging for over a year, 2016 with its concentration and power will age well and beyond next decade.
Short ribs come to mind.
~ Senka Tennant, winemaker
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Cases Produced: 491
- Alc: 14.7
- pH: 3.81
- TA: 6.01
Harvest Date: October 19th – 25th, 2016
Bottling Date: June 8th, 2018
17 months 85% French Oak, 35% new
Additional Tasting Notes
This is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Syrah and 9% Carménère. The wine was aged 17 months in French oak (35% new). The wine begins with a hint of cedar on the nose, along with aromas of plum and black licorice. On the palate, the wine is richly layered, with flavours of plum, fig, spice, chocolate and leather. 94.
~ John Schreiner, author & wine critic