Lively and attractive with lashings of wild strawberries, cassis and aromatic spices, with a savoury edge on the palate. The tannins are soft yet linger, making it a perfect accompaniment to food or drunk on its own. Thoughtful use of oak integrates nicely with the rich berry and spice spectrum.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
A pretty and effusive, bright-fruited bouquet of blackberry, sage and licorice; the palate is direct and refreshing,
offering a lively core of tannins, acidity and savoury interest; a sanguine wine worth seeking out.
Rating 94 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013
“This is Willunga 100’s top wine and it is no surprise that this visionary red blend works, coming as it does from one of the finest Cabernet and Shiraz growing regions in the world. For ten pounds you can drink a wine that knocks anything from Chile (at five quid more) into a cocked hat. So don’t waste any more money - follow this juicy and authentic red, and others like it, on this list and they will never let you down.”Top 100 Wines 2011 - Mathew Jukes, www.matthewjukes.com
Winery Tasting Notes
70% Cabernet, 30% Shiraz.
Lively and attractive with lashings of wild strawberries, cassis and aromatic spices.
The wine shows a savoury edge on the palate. The tannins are soft yet linger, making it a perfect accompaniment to food or drunk on its own. Thoughtful use of oak integrates nicely with the rich berry and spice spectrum.
Parcels of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz were harvested from a range of suitable blocks during March and April. Some cooler sites were used for Cabernet Sauvignon to enhance the blend profile, while the ripe, juicy Shiraz adds tannin and spice.
Each parcel is fermented separately in a combination of open fermenters and stainless steel pump-over tanks. Warm to hot ferment temperatures, combined with regular pump-overs and plunging ensured optimum extraction, whilst maintaining fruit purity. Timely pressing, only using the best press fractions ensured good quality of flavour. The wine is then matured in both French and American oak and bottled under screwcap to maintain freshness and ensure longevity.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal – 2011 Australian Boutique Wine Awards