Cabernet Sauvignon Langhorne Creek South Australia
First vintaged in 1974 alongside the inaugural Jimmy Watson winning edition of Wolf Blass Black Label, John's Blend was an instant success when it was ultimately released in 1977. The youthful John Glaetzer had already spent time working with Wolf Blass and alongside some of Australia's greats. John's Blend evolved as Glaetzer's own role became inceasingly prominent with Wolf Blass. The techniques that Glaetzer has employed for over forty years are simple, select nothing but the best grapes and complete the fermentation in the finest new oak.
John Glaetzer was right hand man to Wolf Blass throughout the breathtaking run of Jimmy Watson winning efforts in the 1970s. The pursuit of excellence in every aspect of production has been the key to success for John Glaetzer's wines. This classic Australian red wine continues the award winning tradition of John Glaetzer, after many years of crafting some of Australia's most memorable vintages and flagship labels. Small parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon grown to the rich alluvial soils of Langhorne Creek are crushed, fermented, pressed and tranferred to oak hogsheads for maturation. These small batches of grapes become John's Blend, a select, super premium label of extremely limited production.
Intense deep crimson red colour. Powerful Cabernet nose influenced by the eucalypt of Langhorne Creek. A rich flavoursome wine displaying classical regional characters of chocolate and mint, medium bodied with rich flavours and exceptional fruit intensity supported by a firm tannin structure and integrated oak. The Cabernet of choice to accompany succulent aged prime rib, barbequed over charcoal and garnished by red wine jus.