A complex berry fruit aroma is tinged with a hint of oak. The color is a deep purple/red. The ripe fruit palate is complemented by fresh acidity and firm oak tannin. Cabernet imparts a rich cassis character; Merlot lends a fleshy fullness and alluring softness to the wine. Food Suggestions: pasta, red meats. Cellaring time is 3-5 years.
Black Opal's winemaking philosophy is to make and blend wine from a number of vineyards in order to produce wine of a specific predetermined style. Black Opal's parent company, Mildara Blass, sources grapes from vineyard sites in South Australia, including Barossa, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, and Clare. Access to a number of vineyards/regions enables consistent high quality wine of perfect balance and character to be made.