Our third release of this wine. The classic 2018 season was kind to both Barossa floor Cabernet and Shiraz. The majority of fruit for this wine comes from the Southern Barossa. The Cabernet Sauvignon portion was sourced from the outstanding Cameron Vale vineyard, with the Shiraz picked from the 100- year-old Filsell vineyard adding to the pedigree of the wine.' Winemaker, Craig
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
Rich dark purple, almost ink, with a bright and deep purple hue.
Cabernet dominates on the nose; rich and powerful. Lots of upfront cassis and choc mint, with beautifully integrated layers of smoked meats and tobacco leaf.
P A L A TE
There is no holding back on the palate, with rich and powerful fruit. Lots of dark red fruits dominating the middle palate, with notes of chocolate layered in the background. Brilliantly balanced with warm spice and sweet vanilla, that are influenced by the oak usage and a firm tannin structure.
Rainy months leading up to vintage provided excellent water retention in the soil, which proved valuable, due to a very dry harvest period. It was also an unusually dry summer and early Autumn, requiring supplemental irrigation. Low disease pressures, due to the dry, warm conditions, coupled with the cool night-time temperatures, produced fruit with exceptional character and flavour.