Corrina’s Cabernet Shiraz Blend

Premium Wines  |  2008 Corrina’s Cabernet Shiraz Blend

Vintage Notes:

The very hot & drought effected vintage of 2008 resulted in some miniscule crop levels. The Corrina’s Shiraz Cabernet is made via a technique called co-fermentation-where by the fruit is blended in the vineyard and fermented as one, rather than making a separate Shiraz wine, a Cabernet wine and blending afterwards.  This is a very old technique, and is a favourite of our winemaker for this wine. It does mean that the Corrina’s isn’t made every year- there was no 2007 vintage made.

Reviews

  • James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012, 90 points

    Deep, healthy colour; co-fermented (a particular challenge in ’08) and strongly regional, the bouquet is especially attractive; inevitably, full-bodied, but there is a certain suppleness and smoothness to the palate that is appealing.

  • Jeremy Oliver, Australian Wine Annual 2010, 92 points
    A plush, smooth and fine-grained blend whose sweet expression of dark plum, cassis, blackberry fruit, cedar/chocolate/vanilla oak, cloves, cinnamon overlie meaty, gamey characters. Framed by a firmish, fine-grained tannin, its long, polished juicy palate finishes long and spicy, with lingering nuances of roasted coffee and mocha. Elegant and balanced.

     

  • Closure

    Stelvin

    Growing Region

    McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Deep dark maroon

    Aroma

    Tarry rich Cabernet dominates the nose, with a chocolate background from Shiraz. Intense

    Palate

    Dark fruit characters dominate the palate. Huge weighty mid-palate gives an explosion of flavour, followed by rich fine grained tannins.

    Cellaring Potential

    Drink now to 5 years

    Alcohol%/Vol

    15%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Wright

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