Corrina’s Cabernet Shiraz Blend

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Vintage Notes:

This Cabernet/Shiraz blend from the warmer 2003 vintage was vinified in open fermenters together (a technique known as co-fermentation). This creates a brilliantly integrated wine, and is a signature of the "Corrina's" blend. The 2003 vintage was cold early, followed by some extreme heat in February.  A strong vintage with excellent longevity.

Awards

  • Gold Medal – Boutique Wines of Australia Wine Awards 2006

Reviews

  • Tim White, Financial Review, 2007, 92/100

    Lots of deep forest berries and briar in this- minerally soy scented. It reminds me (curiously) of Priorat (Spain). Good weight this, and real interesting in the mouth: juicy and succulent, but with building tannin. There's some alcohol warmth, but it's a component, not a feature. Has chew and sparkle.

     

  • Fergus McGhie, Canberra Times, June 2006

    On a winters evening last week, I tried the Corrina's Cabernet Shiraz and, despite my best efforts at restraint, I finished the whole bottle. A supple, rich compote of berry flavours flood the mouth, while Canernet's dusty dry tannins balance the power of the Shiraz just so. I could drink this all winter. It has great cellaring potential, but I'd fail to resist temptation

     

  • James Halliday 2006 Australian Wine Companion, 92 points

    A substansial wine, bringing all of the elements of the varietal mix and regional influence together; supple, ripe fruit and good oak.

  • Closure

    Cork

    Grape Variety

    55% Cabernet 45% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale, Estate grown

    Colour

    Rich, deep maroon, brick hues.

    Aroma

    Cabernet characters of tobacco leaf dominate the nose, with a backbone of stewed plum from the Shiraz.

    Palate

    Consistent with the warmer vintage in 2003, the lifted nose is supported by ripe black fruit characters on the palate. Very soft tannin structure gives a supple mouth feel, an excellent food wine.

    Cellaring Potential

    5+ years

    Maturation

    1/4 new American oak, 3/4 old American and French oak for 22 months

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.5%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

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