Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa McLaren Adelaide Padthaway South Australia
Sourced from Kalimna in the Barossa, McLaren Vale, the Magill Estate and Padthaway. An exceptional vintage in both quality and quantity.
An outstanding vintage, good winter rain was followed by warm to mild and dry conditions, harvest was orderly and there was little or no disease. Maturation nineteen months in new American oak. Alcohol 14.00% Acidity 7.20g/L pH 3.41
Winemaker comments by John Duval: Vibrant plum red. A fusion of cinnamon and mixed spices with blackcurrant blueberry and boysenberry fruit; savoury, underlying aromas of earth, cold tea and roast chestnuts plus barrel-ferment richness. Archetypal young Grange with concentration, balance and powerful berry fruit flavours, with blueberry at the core. Tight and structured, although the thick, ripe tannins are shrouded beneath a veil of opulent fruit. Excellent length and persistence of flavour and masterful handling of oak. A very fine Grange that will confidently sit alongside the great 1990.