Barossa Valley has a global reputation for producing some of Australia?s and the world?s greatest Shiraz. The Artisan Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016 is an extraordinary example of how exceptional Barossa and Shiraz can be. Blended from several clones, crushed / destemmed prior to stainless static fermenters with a cultured yeast added during the crush. 6-9 days on skins. Matured in a mix of new, 2, 3, 4 and 5 year old French and American oak for 10 months. Colour is deep red brick with purple hues. Aromas of lingering ripe red berries with hint of spice and pepper. The palate unfolds in many layers of dark, rich fruit intertwined with attractive subtle oak showing generous cherry, ripe plum and dark chocolate. The wine is supported by luscious velvety fine tannins leading to a long and elegant finish. This is a powerful wine restrained by its obvious class. Cellar potential of 15+ years.