Comprising 51% Shiraz and 49% Cabernet
Sauvignon the wine displays flavors of
ripe plum jam and blackberries from the
Shiraz components together with more
subtle notes of mint and spice produced
from Cabernet Sauvignon portions.
Fine tannins lengthen the palate and toasty
oak, gained from 12 months maturation in
a mixture of older French and American
oak barrels, adds further complexity to the
"The 2005 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 51% Shiraz and 49% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in neutral American oak for 15 months. Purple in color, it reveals scents of cedar, tobacco, blackcurrants and blueberry. In the mouth, it is supple-textured with black berry flavors and a bit of mint in the background. This nicely balanced effort has very good depth and length."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate