Winemaker: Elena Brooks (Dandelion Vineyards 5 Star James Halliday Winery)
Viticulturist: David Wittwer Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a classic example of a classic style grown in the famous Terra Rossa soils of Coonawarra – one of Australia’s most oldest and most respected Cabernet regions.
Vineyards A level site on Coonawarra’s renowned red soils. Winemaking Matured in second and fourth use French oak for 6 months. Appearance Deep garnet red. Nose Aromas of intense blackcurrant, hints of redcurrant, tobacco, cedary spice and subtle leafiness. Palate Silky and rounded, with rich blackcurrant, dark juicy fruit, rhubarb. Flavours of tobacco and cedar contribute to the wine’s satisfying depth, and fine tannins give it elegant structure and mouth feel. Attractive medium finish with lingering cassis flavours.
Food Classic roast lamb, shepherds pie, Middle Eastern cuisine. Cellaring Drink to 2024
Vintage A cool and wet growing season for the 2017 vintage resulted in what could be best described as a more traditional Coonawarra vintage. Cabernet was a standout, with excellent colour, concentration and tannins.