Shiraz delivers rich and plump dark plum to the mid palate whilst blackcurrent, dark chocolate and mint characters from the Cabernet Sauvignon drives the finish. Overall a sublimely complex and multi layered wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz
At release, the wine is a deep brick red with an evolving crimson hue.
The wine displays complex, intermingling aromas of plums, spice and red fruits with subtle overtones of chocolate, mint and violets along with an appealing ‘tea-like’ herbaceousness and finally cedar and spice from high-quality oak maturation.
The wine displays sublimely supple texture with fine tannins melding together for a mouth filling completeness. Shiraz delivers rich and plump dark plum to the mid palate whilst blackcurrent, dark chocolate and mint characters from the Cabernet Sauvignon drives the long and memorable finish. A complex, layered wine showing excellent evolution at release. (Cabernet Sauvignon 65% / Shiraz 35%).
The wine was matured for 9 months in a combination of 1 and 2 year old French oak hogshead barrels prior to bottling.
In the Clare Valley, rainfall was below average for the season leading up to vintage 2016 but it was not the amount that had the biggest impact; it was the timing. Mother Nature saw fit to dole out just the right amount of water at just the right time for maximum positive impact. In fact, this was just one of the factors at play when it comes to the vintage being lauded as one of the greats. Firstly, the vines were stress free heading into the winter period, creating the potential for a superior crop. Secondly, conditions were ideal during flowering and then lastly, the threat of frost did not eventuate. All these conditions combined to create what can be described as the perfect vintage.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle