Emily’s Paddock Shiraz / Cabernet Franc – 1989



Time of release

Picked before the mid-vintage rains, this is essentially “Emily’s” at its best; deep crimson purple colour; powerful, harmonious earthy/ spice/ berry-like aromas and rich flavours that balance the high velvety tannins. A wine with elegance. Cellar potential 10+ years like all previous vintages.

Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW – August 2007

Medium colour. Leather/ pane forte aromas with some herbal notes. Sweet and sour wine with sour cherry flavours, sinewy tannins and mineral acidity. Underpowered wine. Drink up. Now. 75 points.

Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW – 17th August 2012

Medium colour. Roasted chestnut, black cherry, tobacco, leather aromas with some leafy nuances. Well-concentrated black fruits, tobacco leaf flavours, fine looseknit leafy/rusty tannins. Finishes firm and leafy. Best to drink soon. Now – 2016 – 83 points

Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW – 8th August 2017

Medium deep crimson. Fresh iodine seaweed, dark chocolate, slight menthol aromas. Fully mature wine with supple developed dark chocolate espresso paneforte leather flavours, fine looseknit slinky textures and integrated acidity. Finishes chalky dry. On the downhill slide. Drink soon. 13% Alc 87 points – Now

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