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The Cream, Barossa First Drop Wines

Description

Winemakers Matt Gant and John Retsas nailed this blend last year with their near perfect 2015 vintage. I cannot wait anymore to reveal that this 2016 is even more profound and complete (than the ‘near perfect’ 2015 vintage) and this makes it the finest wine that these banditos have made to date

– Matthew Jukes, 2019 100 Best Australian Wines

The Cream is blended at the optimum time from the best barrels from First Drop’s most prized vineyards to create the ultimate expression of Barossa Shiraz from the vintage.

(52% Ebenezer / 35% Greenock / 13% Seppeltsfield)

Oak Maturation: 20 months sur lie in
35% new French oak hogsheads
13% new American oak barriques


17+ Points –

Blend of the three Fat of the Land wines (Seppeltsfield, Greenock and Ebenezer). Deep black, with some purple tints. Needs coaxing from the glass. Layered cinnamon-clove oak, chocolate, bacon fat and dense, baked black fruit. Minty touch to dense, super-ripe black palate fruit. Spice, chocolate and savoury tones. Big structure.

– Tim Jackson MW, JancisRobinson.com

Vintage / Variety 2016 Shiraz
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