16 Little Black Pigs Shiraz 2022, created by winemaker Steve Grimley from McLaren Vale in Australia, is a wine that has earned some accolades, including the LWA 2022 Gold and the Customer Poll 2019 People’s Choice award. It also has a rating of 3.8 on Vivino which reflects its popularity.
This Shiraz starts with cherry notes. It strikes a balance between boldness and subtlety, making it an approachable choice for a wide range of palates. The oak, toffee and coffee undertones add depth and complexity, while the red fruit elements bring a refreshing vibrancy.
A key characteristic of this wine is its well-managed balance. It avoids the common pitfall of being overly jammy, a trait that can overshadow similar Australian Shiraz wines. The long finish leaves a lasting impression.
Priced at £11.99 from Virgin Wines, it represents good value. It’s a Virgin customer favourite and bestseller with high re-order rates at Virgin Wines.