Cape Grace Cabernet Shiraz 2016 Margaret River Australia 13.5%
Cape Grace Wines Margaret River Western Australia
In 1996 Robert and Karen Karri-Davies planted their 15 acres vineyard on the headwaters of the Willyabrup Valley using natural organic biological principles. Cover crops of clover peas and rye grass are grown between the vines. Cape Grace consistently produces exceptional “Single Vineyard Wines” and have received 3 trophies and over 175 medals. In James Halliday’s Australian Companion, in the 2004 edition, Cape Grace was privileged to be included in the “Ten of the Best New Wineries” listing and has currently received a Red 5 star Winery Rating. With a limited annual production of only 2000 cases, the wines are sold primarily at the Cellar Door and mail order. But, I have managed to persuade Karen and Robert to let me have an exclusive small mixed parcel of their wines for the UK market.
The total production of this wine is just 500 dozen bottles.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Shiraz. The grapes were picked in the cool of the morning. For the Shiraz, this was picked on the 1st and 20th of March, while the Cabernet was picked on March 27th and April 6th 2016.
Smokey plum dark chocolate notes, cherry, raspberry, rich soft dark berry fruits and hints of blackcurrant. Briary nuances and a sprinkling of pepper on the finish with fine dusty tannins. Enjoy now or will continue to mellow over the next five years. This is a truly stylish elegant blend, matured for 10 months in 50% 1 year old French oak barrels and 50% 2 years old oak. Bottled in July 2017.
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|Grape Variety (ies)||Cabernet Sauvignon
|Food Accompaniment||Lamb Shank