Phillip’s 2010 Shiraz Cabernet blend is crafted with tradition in mind. This basket pressed blend, is fermented in open vats and matured in 2-4 year old French barriques. Using traditional techniques plus maturation in older oak, allows the vineyards qualities to show through.
The Shiraz and Cabernet are sourced from the Sweetwater vineyard in the Pokolbin district. The vines are clonally proud and entrenched; they are planted over deep deposits of limestone and well-drained red sedimentary soil. After 13 years the vine’s roots are starting to explore its deeper soils and as a result are rewarding us with more complex fruit.
This 50/50 Shiraz Cabernet blend creates the perfect balance of opulent fruit from the Shiraz and structural integrity from the Cabernet.
91/100 WBM Mike Bennie Oct 2011 The saintly texture and lifted herbal notes of Cabernet find an easy bed fellow with some concentrated spicy Shiraz. Focused yet offering interest from spice, savoury characters and an array of appealing berry fruit characters.
$34.00 in any mixed six $31.00 by the straight dozen.