Only the third time this blend has been made, others include 2004 and 2009. Winemaker Graeme Shaw says he tried a number of blends before he came to what he feels is a wine, "to be optimum balance of the richness and depth of the Cabernet with the elegance and spiciness of the Shiraz."
He's hit the nail on the head.
All fruit comes from the family's Murrumbateman vineyard. The wine spent 22 months in French oak.
Thrilling stuff for the old Cabernet Shiraz blend. Layers of dark fruit are partnered by savoury flecks. The mouth is generously filled with delicious complexity. Think blue fruits, grilled capsicum, juicy mulberries, well integrated oak, tilled black earth and a fine tannin to seal the deal. Great drinking with a get up and go vibe.
Drink now to six years.