2 Gold Medals

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.

Dry/Sweet
dry
semi sweet
sweet
wine body
light
medium
full
Oak
none
some
plenty
grape varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz

blend or single variety

Blend

region

Clare Valley

colour

At release, the wine is a deep brick red with an evolving crimson hue.

nose

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.

palate

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%).

vintage conditions

In the growing season leading up to vintage 2017, winter rainfall was above average, in fact it was the wettest year recorded since 2000. Weather conditions during flowering were favourable and hence yield was good across all varieties. With ripening conditions mild, our winemakers have declared the vintage to be above average vintage in terms of both quantity and fruit quality.

cellaring notes

Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.

alcohol volume

14.00%

acid

6.36

pH

3.50

residual sugar

0.70

pack size

Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle

previous vintages

2016