Shiraz provides the backbone to this wine with plenty of plum, pepper and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon delivers dark cherry and blackberry fruit, with nice grippy tannins, while Merlot fills out the mid-palate with plenty of juicy, fleshy red fruits.
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Shiraz (55%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Merlot (15%).
Deep red with a solid core.
Very inviting - bright and fresh. It's lifted and full of berries - raspberries, blueberries, cherries and spice. Further complexity comes from spicy French oak.
The palate shows soft and lush flavours with persistent red and blueberry characters supported by a fine tannin structure. The finish displays lovely length and a harmonious fruit and oak balance.
Parcels of this wine were matured in seasoned French oak barrels for 12 months to add spice and complexity, while unoaked parcels were kept to lift the wine's vibrant, fresh fruit flavours.
Where does Fifth Leg come from? Fifth Leg was born from the Devil's Lair cave - a famous archaeological site not far from the Devil's Lair winery - where fossilised remains of a Tasmanian tiger were found, together with a mysterious extra leg. Seriously. True story.