Corrina’s Cabernet Shiraz Blend

Premium Wines  |  2000 Corrina's Cabernet Shiraz Blend

Robert M. Parker, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Issue 143, 91/100

 

Owner Don Oliver is considered to be one of the better growers of South Australia, with his grapes often being selected for part of the famed Penfold’s Grange blend. His winemaker, Corrina Rayment, has fashioned two fabulous offerings in 2000. The 2000 Corrina’s Blend (55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Shiraz and 5% Merlot aged in both French and American oak) is a sexy, opaque purple-colored effort with smoky, earthy, meaty aromas as well as copious quantities of black cherry and black currant fruit. As the wine sits in the glass, notions of sweet, melted licorice and camphor also emerge. Layered, lush and complex, this hedonistic red will drink well for 3-4 years.

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Closure

Cork

Grape Variety

Cabernet 50% Shiraz 50%

Growing Region

100% McLaren Vale, Estate grown

Colour

Deep, dark red with crimson hues.

Aroma

Slight minty Cabernet characters on the nose, tarry fruit nuances, lifted fruit. Subtle oak, very elegant.

Palate

Very integrated flavours of Cabernet and Shiraz.

Cellaring Potential

Up to 5 years

Maturation

1/4 new French oak, 3/4 older American oak

Alcohol%/Vol

14.5% - approx 8.6 standard drinks

Winemaker

Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

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