A classic Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The two varieties are fermented separately and then matured in barriques, providing balance, complexity and softness. It is bright, lightly perfumed and succulent. Shiraz from Margaret River offers fruit sweetness and power, while Cabernet Sauvignon’s firm and defined tannins provide structure and length.
Deep red with a purple hue. Fragrant high note fruit perfumes of fresh dark cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant combine with enticing notes of vanillan oak, rose petals and a hint of aniseed spice. Soft and succulent with rich fruit flavours. The fresh acidity and warm powdery tannins lead to a clean, fruit laden finish, with vibrant, fresh raspberry flavours lingering.
Awards and Accolades
2014 Vintage: 92 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Strikes that lovely balance between serious complexity and fruit-filled sunshine. Its red fruits flirt with black, but are only teasing; it plays the same game with oak and tannins. Great value."
From the Winery
The individual batches were crushed separately into stainless steel fermentation vessels. They were pressed off skins early to maintain a soft, succulent mouth feel. The resulting wine was matured in barriques for 12 months, with the incorporation of traditional oxidative handling, to soften and round the tannin profile and add further aroma and flavour complexity.
Another text-book vintage in Margaret River with consistent, almost rhythmic temperature patterns throughout the ripening season, resulting in excellent balance and physiological ripeness of fruit. Reasonable yields were obtained despite a handful of blocks being exposed to heavy storms in Spring reducing their cropping potential, but overall quality is excellent.
Varietals 98% Shiraz, 2% Merlot Harvested: Late March 2014 Oak: 100% French oak, 12 months (1-4 year old) TA: 6.8 g/L PH: 3.51 Residual Sugar: 0.53 g/L Bottled: September 2015
Don't Pay: $22.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Margaret River, WA
Winemaker: Virginia Willcock
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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