Harries Special Feature Pack
This signature 80% Grenache, 20% Shiraz blend is always a balanced, easy, comforting wine. The 2016 vintage was an extremely limited release, we made the wine available in the first week of September and it’s almost sold out already.
We’ve decided to do something special with the last of our current vintage by creating a Harries feature pack. We had set aside a very small number of the 2014 and 2015 museum vintages, giving us an opportunity to create a collection of three absolutely stellar wines.
Check out our vintage breakdown to see why we’re so excited about this pack and secure yours now as numbers are extremely limited.
The newest vintage of our favourite Grenache Shiraz blend, 2016 was a particularly good year throughout the Barossa Valley for Shiraz and Grenache. We experienced high-quality fruit with yield returning to normal after several years of below-average harvests. From early February we could see dense colour developing in the vineyards followed by rich, vibrant flavours at harvest.
This vintage is extremely low in quantity and it is exceptional in character. It has a gamy aroma with layers of raspberry and blackcurrants. The palate has classic Harries characteristics, harmonious balance, finely integrated tannins and soft consistency. It is peppery and spicy while maintaining its fruit-forward vibrancy. It finishes clean and round with just a hint of cherry.
Much like the Harries of vintages past 2016 is a versatile food wine, think venison, duck, mushrooms, cheeses, chocolate, the possibilities are endless. Wyndham’s honed chef’s palate is applied to the creation of all of his wines but perhaps none more noticeably so than the 2016 Harries Grenache Shiraz.
The 2015 Harries warms us with comforting familiarity. It is rich in flavour, harmoniously balanced, generous of length and well developed in complexity. A heavily perfumed wine, characteristic of fine Grenache, the palate hums as layers of stewed plum, liquorice, cherries and raspberry open into an elegant finish that boasts fine, subtle tannins and lingering, dark chocolate intensity. A small addition of organic Shiraz provides ample body and finessed structure.
Our 2015 Harries makes a particularly exceptional food pairing, having unparalleled versatility. It sings in concert with dishes both rich and subtle, inspiring dinners that flow with uninhibited plenty.
This particular year is remembered as a testament to the ability of both grapes and people to thrive under adversity. 2014 was a year of extremes, temperatures were hotter than both minimum and maximum averages. We also experienced winds in spring and unseasonal frost events resulting in uneven, poor yields for some and in a few cases entire vineyards lost fruit.
Our sheltered Shiraz vineyard was, as ever, immune from frost and the impact on our Grenache was minimal. The heat adversity resulted in rich wines with dense colours. The struggles experienced by the vines and the grapes in 2014 has created very fine, varietal wines that have shown great cellaring promise.
2014 Harries, with its liquorice and marzipan aroma, was finessed into a balanced palate of jammy plums, cherries and black pepper. The finish boasts elegance and softness, a floral headiness acquiesces to earth, coffee and chocolate.
2x 2016 Harries Grenache Shiraz
2x 2015 Harries Grenache Shiraz
2x 2014 Harries Grenache Shiraz