This wine is named after Sparky, who earned money to put himself through winemaking college as a left-handed Maitre D'.
The grapes were grown on the Longbottom vineyard in Padthaway, the Mollydooker vineyards in McLaren Vale and the Joppich vineyard in Langhorne Creek. Barrel fermented and matured in 80% American and 20% French oak using 55% new and 45% one year old barrels.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 The Maitre d' Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of creme de cassis and black cherry preserves with a hint of mocha and a touch of hung meat. Full-bodied, the palate fills the mouth with warm berry and savory flavors supported by crisp acid and a medium level of fine grained tannins, finishing long. Rating 90 - Drink it now 2017 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (DEC/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Dark cherry red, with a deep violet hue
this is an incredibly aromatic varietal Cabernet. Showing great intensity with bright berry fruits and mashed raspberry, together with licorice spice and espresso coffee.
The palate is vibrant and fresh, building with layers of fruit, toasty oak and fine Cabernet tannins. It finishes with hints of anise spice, dark cocoa and cassis fruit.
Chicken liver paté, duck, roast lamb, mushroom risotto, veal, quail and pork