Excellent value Shiraz from one of the highest altitude vineyards in the Adelaide Hills region. Cooler climate and slow fruit maturation has developed flavours of plum, dark cherry and blueberry with a touch of white pepper.
Awards and Accolades
91 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Has retained a bright crimson-purple hue; a lively medium-bodied wine with savoury/spicy/pepper overtones to its bedrock of plummy fruit. Good to go, but will hold."
2013 Vintage: GOLD - Small Vignerons Wine Show
From the Winery
Rich and flavoursome the Cutlass shows thick cuts of red berry and juicy dark plum with some whole bunch derived spice. The palate is long and persistent with complex fruit flavours overlaid with fresh toasty French Oak.
The grapes for this wine are from the vineyard of Carmine and Marina Pepicelli, near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. At 480 metres this is one of the highest Shiraz vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. It is located on a gentle north facing slope giving an ideal aspect with maximum sunlight exposure.
In a quest for complexity, the grapes were fermented in two batches. One featured 50% whole bunches with normally crushed fruit as the balance while the other contained 50% whole berries. These two wines were matured separately in 35% new French barrels before blending and bottling in July 2016.
Don't Pay: $28.00
WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
Winemaker: Tim Knappstein
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 14.7 %
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