WOMS Shiraz Cabernet

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Vintage2010
Alcohol14.5%
pH3.39
TA6.64 g/l
Grape Variety57% Shiraz / 43% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard SoilsLoam over clay (Nuriootpa)
Vine AgeShiraz planted 1961 / Cabernet planted 1985
GIBarossa Valley
Summary

“WOMS” stands for “Weapon of Mass Seduction.”

Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon - the quintessential Australian blend. A classic dry red wine that is complex, rich and will age well. This is the fifth release of this wine (previous vintages were in 2002/2004/2006/2008).

Vinification

Free drainings from skins were collected over a 36 hour period, matured in French oak from the Nevers forest planted in 1779. The wine is kept in this oak for 26 months then blended to achieve maximum extract and purity, with a view to the wine achieving harmony at 30 years of age. No fining or filtration.

Colour

Purple and crimson, with a dense centre and a youthful edge.

Nose

Blackberries, mulberries and cherries with hints of chary oak.

Palate

Black cherries, vanilla and some leather characters on the palate. The fruit is solid and tightened by oak and tannin in its youth, with cellaring, the oak will lay down and the fruit will prevail. Good viscosity.

Notes

Many of you who are followers of WOMS will know that we only make
it in years of exceptional quality, 2010 was one of them for Kaesler. Flavours and oak will integrate over time to produce an elegant, savoury style of wine.

Reviews

  • Bronze Medal Barossa Wine Show 2013