2011 James Halliday Australian Wine Companionˇˇˇˇˇ Winery Rating
Appearance: Deep purple/red
Bouquet: Fresh herbacaceous lift leads to aromaĺs of sweet mulberries, roasted chestnuts, blackcurrants and black cardamom.
Palate: A soft juicy array of fleshy plum, cherries and blackcurrants with a hint of mixed spice. The creamy mid palate is balanced with racy acid and soft textural tannins. A rich, soft and complex wine that is great with food.
The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%) and Merlot (22%) is a fine example of the synergy that can be achieved when blending varietals. The complimentary effects of the fruit laden Merlot with the Cabernet tannins balances the wine and gives it structure and finesse. Harvest was in March 2009. The Cabernet components were barrel fermented in two and three year old American and French oak. The Merlot was barrel fermented in two year old French oak. The wine was matured over a 19 month period.
This wine can be enjoyed on release and will develop complexity with cellaring for up to 5-7 years.