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Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot Malbec Shiraz Adelaide Hills South Australia
A parcel of the most pristine Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon tips the scales of this ambitious but remarkably integrated cépage, a generous inclusion of Cabernet Franc contributes savouryness and luscious berry fruit, Merlot, Malbec and Shiraz add complexity and flesh to achieve a well rounded, profoundly enjoyable red wine. Reuben represents a germane accord to a diversity of cuisines, the evocative mix of grapes serve to ingratiate each other as they coalesce into an engaging fusion of exuberance and style.
The Adelaide Hills hamlet of Paracombe, settled circa 1840 and now booming with a population of 365, was named after the headwaters of Little Para River. Initially a successful sheep station, the site of Paracombe Vineyard was destroyed by Ash Wednesday's Fire before being established to vine. Hand picked grapes from the Drogemuller property in Adelaide Hill, are vinfied alongside choice parcels harvested by neighbouring, specialist local family growers. Fashioned predominately around a backbone of six different clones Cabernet Sauvignon, the assembled Reuben is matured eighteen months in a selection of seasoned and new French oak hogsheads and barriques. Alcohol 14.5%
Intense colour, deep ruby tones, bright robes in the glass. Lifted aromas of poached rhubarb and plum, delicate hints of oak, leatherwood and licorice spice. The palate is generous, finely structured with rich, sweet fruit driven flavours, fresh raspberries and loganberry, interspersed by savoury, spicy notes.