Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Here is the culmination of over fifty years viticultural and winemaking expertise, only ever produced in the finest years. An accord of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, exuding intense aromas of blackcurrant, mocha and spice, the palate is rich and robust, the tannins are mouthfiling and refined. Estate Reserve is a wine of exceptional quality, of perfectly framed fruit and pliable long lived tannins, for those wanting the reward of genuinely outstanding McLaren Vale Cabernet Shiraz, built to go the distance by a Jimmy Watson winning team.
Domenico Scarpantoni originally worked for Hardy Wines and Seaview. To this day, Scarpantoni is very much a family business with every step of production, from viticulture to the packaged product done entirely on the premises. The last two decades have seen major expansions to the Scarpantoni Estate, the quality of the wines, whilst excellent in earlier vintages, has reached new highs. There have been renewed plantings of premium Shiraz, a wetlands development, a fully renovated winery and cellar door, and the restoration of the estate's historical homestead. The Scarpantoni family maintain complete control over every stage of the winemaking process, to ensure vintages of the highest standard.
Deep red-purple colour. Aromas of licorice and of cherry, leather and mint and spice characters, followed by leaf and berry aromas. Ripe blackcurrants and plums interweave with attractive cedary new oak and mocha barrel ferment influences, while the palate is generous and smooth - a delightful marriage of ripe fruit with sweet oak.