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2016 LAKE DOCTOR | SHIRAZ
Langhorne Creek

$27.50

Five Spice | Plum Pudding | Cedar

“Tonight’s forecast … 99% chance of wine”– Anon

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Description

Named after the house-cooling breeze of our ‘Lake Doctor’. These winds arrive from the Great Southern Ocean direct from Antarctica reviving our vines and vignerons alike in the peak of summer heat.

 

Drink with anything off the grill (preferably charcoal that is), and especially a second glass. Not just about the fruit, it’s earthy too and what we have always loved about Langhorne Creek is they produce cracker wines – consistently!

 

The result is a fabulously stylish Shiraz, one which offers Five Spice, juicy Plum Pudding flavour with rolling soft, fine-grained Cedar tannin.

Wine Analysis

Wine Specs

Region :Langhorne Creek
Varietal :Shiraz
Vintage :2016
Food Pairings :Beef, Venison, Lamb

Bottle Specs

Bottle Size :750ml
Retail Price :$27.50
Bottles in Case :12

Technical Specs

Alcohol % :14.45
Bottling Date :15 August, 2018
Aging :12 Months
Sugar :6 g/L
Acid :6.55 g/L
PH :3.49
Oak :French & American (new and seasoned)
Harvest Date :12th March 2017
Ingredients :Grapes and Sulphur dioxide.

Other ingredients used in the winemaking process:
- Cultivated yeast.
- Yeast nutrients.
- French and American oak barrels (new and seasoned).
At the time of bottling, this wine contained:
- 82 ppm Total SO2
- 35 ppm Free SO2
2016 Lake Doctor Tasting Note
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Langhorne Creek”

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Awards & Accolades

 

Platinum Medal
San Diego Wine & Spirits Competition 2018

 

91 Points
James Halliday 2019
”The mid-palate scrapes through by the skin of its teeth, but the finish is convincing and there’s a real sense of structural integrity to this. It feels sturdy. It tastes of blackcurrant, cloves, toast and gum leaves and while it takes time to built momentum and volume it gets there in the end.”

 

Gold Medal

Critics Challenge 2018

 

Gold Medal / Best Buy /Cellar Selection
2017 Tasting.com World Value Wine, Challenge – Top 10 Red wine $20 and under’ Best Value Australian Shiraz.

 

Gold Medal
China Wine and Spirits Awards 2017

 

Gold Medal
Tastings.com World Wine Championships 2017

 

90 Points
Tastings.com 02/09/2018

 

4 Stars
Winestate Magazine – New Releases 2018

 

Gold Medal
Wine Showcase Magazine ”Shiraz/VarietalTasting” April 2018 Edition

 

Gold Medal

Wine Showcase Magazine ”Shiraz/VarietalTasting” April 2018 Edition

 

Gold Medal

AWC Vienna

 

2016 Lake Doctor