Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia
Peter Barry's personal best in a private bottling. Only ever intended as a bespoke indulgence for family and friends, PB represents the pick of Clare Valley Cabernet and Shiraz, as fashioned by Peter Barry into the penultimate rendering of the enduring Aussie Claret. Vinified in traditional open top, two tonne fermenters, treated to heading down boards, rack return and pumpovers, before being pressed off to an extravagant selection of mostly new French and American oak barriques for malolactic and extended maturation.
Deep red colour, ruby hues. Intense dark fruit aromatics of blackberry and blackcurrant are complimented by richer notes of dark mint chocolates and roasting herbs. The palate is vibrant, laden with blackberry flavours, sage and rosemary herb. Firm, fine tannins frame a long, persistent finish of bright berry fruits over a length of savoury, toasted oak.