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Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz – the quintessential Australian blend. A classic dry red wine that is complex, rich and will age well. This is the seventh release of this wine (previous vintages were in 2002/2004/2006/2008/2010/2016).
Eyes: Purple and crimson, with a dense centre and a youthful edge
Nose: Blackberries, mulberries and cherries with hints of charry oak
Mouth: 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.
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon (53%), Shiraz (47%)
Region: Barossa Valley
Acidity: 5.99 g/l
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 14 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.