The 5OS Project 2016 Shiraz Touriga
No guessing this has a decent dollop of Touriga blended in, it jumps out of the glass and attaches like squid to the side of your boat. I’m hooked but I can see a scenario early in a dinner party where this wine is debated feverishly. Reduced raspberries, like a coulis, vanilla and cinnamon cake straight from the oven hit you first up. The tannins are grainy and the oak has been really well handled and sits in the periphery and I expect will continue too. It's adolescent at best, far from complete, but once it all comes together should blossom into a very nice bottle of wine - SG on 1/12/18.
A blend of Shiraz and Touriga with two-a-day pump overs, fermented to dry with both varieties fermented individually. 16 months in a mix of neutral French and American oak, 10% new French oak in the Shiraz component. (13.5%ABV)
89-points: The Real Review (Huon Hooke)