Shiraz / Cabernet Franc (2002)
Time of release
A co-fermented blend, which may well be unique in the world, but what the heck; it works. Essentially, it is still a Shiraz wine; the little bit of well integrated Cabernet Franc adds to its complexity, but ultimately the vineyard terroir distinguishes it from Georgias. This one is a beauty. The usual spicy aromas, finishes firmer than 2001, fantastic structure and elegance. 14.5% alcohol.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - August 2007
Deep colour. Red cherry fresh mint aromas with some savoury new oak notes. Sweet concentrated wine with red cherry/ mint/ herb/ elderberry flavours, fine dense chocolaty slightly brambly tannins and sweet spice/ malt oak. Finishes long and sweet. Still elemental. 2012-2030. 95 points.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 17th August 2012
Medium deep crimson. Intense blackberry, paneforte with spicy, sage notes. Showing lovely balance between youth and age! Well concentrated and supple with blackberry, musky plum, paneforte flavours and plentiful chocolaty, velvety tannins. Finishes chocolaty firm and long. Power and richness. 2018 - 2035 97 points
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 8th August 2017
Medium crimson. Fresh cola, red cherry dried roses aromas with leafy tobacco liquorice notes. Medium weighted wine with supple fruits and slinky dry tannins. Finishes long and sweet. Not classic but this has lovely viscosity and gentleness. Builds quite sinewy at tgeh finish, but still good drinking. 14.5% Alc 90 points Now – 2025