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2016 Simao & Co. Vintage Fortified

Glenrowan, VIC

Simply one of the finest VP's in Australia, from a young man with unmatched passion and talent for the style.

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About
This is an attack on the fortified aristocracy.

Simon Killeen, winemaker

About The Wine

This is a wine very close to Simon Killeen's heart, and you can see the fire in his eyes when he talks about it. Simon's father and his father before produced some of the country's great fortifieds from Rutherglen. The torch has been taken up by Simon.

He wants to be make the best Vintage Fortified and he's well on his way. The 2016 Vintage Fortified is a bit of a game changer. He's fusing seven generations of fortified winemaking knowledge with traditional winemaking from the Douro to create a fresher, drier, higher alcohol style of age-worthy fortified from the Rutherglen and Glenrowan region.

This will cellar beautifully but is as good as anything we've tried as a young wine of this style. Simon wants this wine to challenge the big boys of Australian fortified wines, and if he keeps tracking like this, that's all but a certainty.

About Simão & Co.

Simon Killeen is a seventh generation winemaker born and raised in the Rutherglen region. 

His father and grandfather crafted some of the country's most legendary fortified wines, now Simon is taking up the mantle under his own label, Simão & Co.

Simão (Portuguese for Simon) is a nod to his love of traditional Portuguese fortifieds and his time spent making wine in the Douro. 

Simon is deeply passionate about the wine and history of North-East Victoria. With a range that spreads from Beechworth to the King Valley and out to Glenrowan, he is making it his mission to spread the word on the unique wines from his home.

Young gun winemaker, Simon Killeen
Young gun winemaker, Simon Killeen
Rutherglen, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Various varieties sourced from vineyards across Rutherglen. Traditional fortified winemaking technique. 100% whole bunches. Foot-stomped regularly. High level of fortification. Fermented closer to dry than most Australian fortifieds.

Blend : Durif, Shiraz, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca, Tinta Roriz et. al.
ABV : 22.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Dark crimson, turning to black. Licorice strap, florals, such silkiness and suppleness, dirty spirit gives it a rugged edge like a five day growth on a chiselled jaw. A plethora of blue and black fruits, black pepper, plum and dark chocolate with all the cocoa bitterness. Freshness and density walk hand-in-hand in this wine. Should live for many decades with the balance it possesses. Bravo. Absolute belter of a release. Take a bow Mr. Killeen. - Different Drop Wine Team

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