TSG 2016

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TSG 2016

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A classic example of our TSG blend, this is perfumed and pretty with bright spiced fruits – plum, cherry and blackberry. Flooded with flavour, the palate has some heft as well as poise.

There is no doubt that varietal labelling (i.e. single-variety wines, labelled by the variety) helps make wine approachable and understandable. It does put an emphasis on the variety however, when sometimes the emphasis should be on the vineyard. In other words, letting the character of the site express itself through whatever varieties are best suited, and not being distracted by the characteristics of individual varieties. First made in 2008, this blend received immediate acclaim and success, winnning numerous gold medals. The 2016 blend has 37% Tempranillo, 37% Shiraz and 26% Graciano.

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Gold Medal, Canberra & Region Wine Show 2017

TSG 2016 Winemaker's Notes, High Res Bottle Image

How does the TSG age?

First made in 2008, the TSG (Tempranillo, Shiraz, Graciano) is a consistent high performer and is starting to show its ageing potential. Wines were tasted from the winery museum. If your cellaring conditions are less than ideal, consider reducing the expected life of the wine. Tasted May 2018. Printable pdf.

 

Tasting Notes Blend T:S:G Drink Until Rating
2008 Red/garnet edges. Intense nose of lifted woodspice, earth, leather, game, potpourri, quite Rioja-like. Ripe fruit with richness, tempranillo character to the fore. Elegant soft and fine palate with fine sandy tannins. Fully mature and delicious now. 56:31:13 2021 Excellent
2009 Dense dark red. Sweet and dark smelling with well-integrated oak and dark fruits. Opens to smoky game, graphite, black cherry and blueberry, violet florals and some undergrowthy complexity. Ripe, round and solid structure with fine sandy tannins. Some great complexity from age but more to come. 43:42:15 2028 Outstanding
2010 Medium red with garnet. Lifted woodspice, cigar box, pepper and red berry/pomegranate fruit, with fruit and spice in lovely balance. Fine and delicious with good fruit and some graciano character showing through. Pretty, lifted and fine, aged character developing with more to come. 45:38:17 2023 Excellent
2011 Medium red. Very aromatic with chinotto, spice, leather and pepper, herbaceousness and florals. Fine and elegant with cleansing acidity and tannin, but overall softness and balance. 43:41:16 2023 Very good
2012 Medium ruby-red. Red liquorice and red berry fruits with cola, menthol, herbs, pepper and game, complex and attractive. Lighter on the palate and with firm sandy tannins but held together nicely. 43:22:21: 14 Touriga 2025 Very good
2013 Deep dark red. Gamy, rich and dark, with ripe black fruits, cola, beef stock and graphite. Dark chocolate, roast meats and rosemary complexity, but still primary. Has a nice acid line to balance the ripeness, and fine suede tannins. 60:27:13 2025 Excellent
2014 Medium ruby-red. Pretty red berry fruit with spice and charry oak. Pepper and fennel, tomato leaf, red berries and cola complexity. Slightly astringent sandy tannins just ahead of the fruit. 57:19:10: 9 Touriga: 5 Mondeuse 2026 Very good
2015 Deep purple red colour. Dark purple and black fruits, very primary. Some smoke and graphite with hints of game. Intense and concentrated on the palate with sweet red berries, currants, chocolate and meaty bay leaf. The palate is balanced, soft and flowing. In a similar vein to the '09, a long life ahead. 49:36:15 2033 Outstanding