2016 Spinifex Miette Shiraz

2016 Spinifex Miette Shiraz

Rick’s Picks
94 Points James Halliday
2016 Spinifex Miette Shiraz
94 Points James Halliday

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A succulent and juicy Shiraz from cult producers in the Barossa. Spinifex are in a position to do things their own way, and in this serious artisan Shiraz they make a bright, nuanced wine that is more about harmony than heft. But the textural weight and presence is palpable and quite big in its own way, with nice minerality and umami tannins wrapped in ripe dark fruit. Another intriguing and European-inspired wine from the very special talents at Spinifex.

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Spinifex is one of the undercover jewels of the Barossa Valley. New Zealand husband and wife team Peter Schell & Magali Gely have extensive experience in southern France, which proves the inspiration for their unique wines made from predominantly Rhone varietals. Spinifex was on the front line of the new wave of Barossa producers. Peter’s wines brought a new sensibility to the region, they were lower in alcohol, concentrated but elegant, and balanced to perfection. He takes the art of blending into the realm of the virtuoso. There are few wineries who deliver refinement and poise from the Barossa Valley like Spinifex. The focus at Spinifex is the red varieties that dominate in the south of France: mataro (more correctly mourvedre), grenache, shiraz and cinsaut. The wines are made in open fermenters, basket-pressed, with partial wild (indigenous) fermentation and relatively long post-ferment maceration.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, James Halliday

"Bright crimson-purple; a spray of red flowers, berries and spice on the bouquet sets the scene for a wine that over-delivers on its price and the vagaries of the '16 vintage. It's light to medium-bodied, with a cornucopia of red fruits, ripe, fine tannins providing length and persistence to the palate. There's no need for patience, but 5 years won't tire it."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region


  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2019 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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