2020 gave us a great opportunity to create the classic Australian blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. The cabernet is from a 1986 planting and the shiraz from a 1967 planting.
With tiny yields in 2020 we made the decision to blend 30% shiraz with our cabernet sauvignon to produce this classic Australian blend. The old vine shiraz was used to bring mid palate fruit and texture to the fragrant and structured cabernet. Our winemaker Duncan Lloyd enjoyed the blending process with this wine to find the perfect balance of fruit, savoury characters and a beautifully long finish.
This blend of cabernet and shiraz offers up rich aromas of cassis, ripe plum, violets and dried tobacco. A medium to full bodied wine full of blackberry, mulberry, liquorice and subtle oak notes. The palate showcases the juicy plum fruit from the shiraz balanced with the firm, textural tannins from the cabernet.