The Black Craft

The Black Craft

Region
Barossa Valley, Australia
Vintage:
2016
Producer:
Boutinot
Grapes:
Syrah/Shiraz
Wine Description:

A deep, dark and intense Shiraz from Barrossa. Concenrated blackcurrent fruit, spice and a firm structure.

Tasting Note:

A compelling, dark and rich chocolately beast. A blend unique to Boutinot, this is a classic Barossa Shiraz with intense savoury flavours of thick blackberry compote, black pepper and typical iron-rich beefy flavours. Not a hint of jam here, no sweetness, this is serious Shiraz for grown-ups with balanced acidity, a touch of cocao powder in the finish and tremendous length.

Food Suggestion:

As the name implies, black is the key - anything chargrilled would be superb here, so think griddle pans and barbecues!

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Press Reviews:

2105 Vintage
IWSC 2017
Silver
2016 Vintage
IWC 2018
Silver
2015 Vintage
Catavinum 2018
Silver
IWC 2017
Silver

Producer Description

Boutinot started life in Greater Manchester in 1972 when Paul Boutinot begin to collect wines from France and bring back to Manchester to sell at his parents restaurant. Paul's reputation quickly begin to grow and it wasn't long before other restaurants were asking for him to sell them wine and the company was started in 1980 as a wine supplier.

Boutinot have furthered their reputation for great value wines by starting to produce wines themselves. They have partnered with Italian producer Adria Vini, have their own vineyard holdings and winery in France and vineyards in South Africa, and now a large percentage of Boutinot's portfolio is their own production.