Friday, 11 January 2013

Sevenhill St Ignatius 2009

If you are ever in the Clare Valley, be sure to pop in here. A winery draped in history with immaculate grounds, but the most impressive fact is that up until a few years ago, all the wines were made by the Jesuit priests. Remarkable. Furthermore, most of the altar wine in the country comes from here too.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 56%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 14% and Malbec 10% has produced power (15.5%) and finesse all in one. The wine is nicely balanced with a generous length.

Dark fruits, mint, leafiness, plums, cassis characters are abundant. There is a lick of fruit sweetness initially but this was then swamped by generous flavours.

Plenty of life left in it too, perhaps eight to ten years.

I certainly savoured every drop with a T-Bone and mash.

Who: Sevenhill http://www.sevenhill.com.au/
What: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec (15.5% alc)
Where: Clare Valley
When: 2009
How: $35

Follow them: www.twitter.com/SevenhillWines

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