A classic Australian blend. Beautiful ripe, sweet and juicy dark berry flavours with hints of Shiraz spiciness and Cabernet eucalypt.
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
An attractive Western Australian red at a good price, this shiraz- cabernet sauvignon combo marries spicy berry fruit with some rustic earthiness and savoury hints of mint and spice. It’s ripely flavoured with middling body, good length and some balanced firmness underneath. 4 Stars -Ralph Kyte-Powell, Age (22/MAR/2011)
The first thing you notice here is an impressive mint-chocolate nose – you’ll love it or hate it and Coonawarra cabernet fans will recognise it a mile away. It certainly shows the variety’s power in this two-parter, even though shiraz dominates by volume. The wine is medium-weight with enough black-tea grip to support its blue and black berry flavours – quality quaffing. 3 Stars -Tony Love, Courier Mail (29/MAR/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Magnificent colour. Full Satsuma plum and magenta.
Very much a Shiraz dominant wine with rich and ripe blackberry fruit with spicy undertones of anise and nutmeg
Perfectly ripened flavours, smooth tannins and a gorgeous mouthfeel to boot.
Immediately after harvest the fruit was destemmed and crushed to 20 tonne static fermenters. Both rack and return and pumpovers were used for extraction and cap management during the fermentation which took place using a selected yeast strain. After fermentation the wine was drained, skins pressed with the pressings going back in with the free-run wine. The wine was then inoculated with a known MLF strain. Post MLF, further racking took place to oak. Following this oak maturation the wine was blended and filtered to bottle.