2020 Corrina’s Shiraz Cabernet

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THE YEAR THAT
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CorrinasCabSav 3 WEB | 2021

A rare beast, the Corrinas’ is a co-fermented field blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, only made in years when both varieties reach optimum ripeness at harvest. Bright, leafy Cabernet dominates the nose, and rich mint-choc fills the generous palate. Perfect for a Sunday lamb roast.

“The palate is full of chocolate and finishing with a nice brace of acidity. I LOVED this wine and can’t wait to follow it’s evolution over the next few years.” @novinophobic

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Blueberry, chocolate dust, choc mint cookies and a bright plummy nose.
PALATE
Rich mulberry and mint chocolate biscuit, slippery texture, lively acidity and crunchy tannins. Plenty of length and great aging potential.
WINE & VINTAGE

2020 was a challenging vintage in a challenging world. There was a significant lack of rain through winter and spring, and an early heat spike during grape set that resulted in loss of crop. Hence, 2020 was an extremely low tonnage vintage, all while a pandemic raged. A rare beast, the Corrina’s is a co-fermented, field blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, made only in years when both varieties reach optimum ripeness at harvest.

HISTORY

With 100 ha of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
2898
GRAPE VARIETY

52% Shiraz

48% Cabernet Sauvignon

 

REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Deep, dark maroon
ALCOHOL
14%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

2020
James Halliday Wine Companion 2021

Made only in the years when both varieties ripen at the same time, thus permitting - indeed encouraging - co-fermentation. It's unashamedly full-bodied, but also has the balance to underwrite a lengthy maturation process

95 points
Nick Butler

Dark cherry-red colour, brighter red edges. A genuine blend on the nose - cedary, leafy cabernet meets richer shiraz plums. Medium-weight and agile, ripeness is spot on here. Cassis, mocha and crunchy red-berry acidity. It's a well put together blend; fruit quality is excellent 21 NOV 2019

93/100
James Suckling

A very intense nose with blueberries and violets, as well as red plums, licorice and some earthy notes. The palate has bold, succulent, red and dark-fruit flavors, assertive tannins and a silky, bright finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

92 points