Premium Wines | 2006 Corrina's Cabernet Shiraz Blend
Lonely Grape, Aug 2009
This wine is a vineyard blend – in other words Corrina has enough confidence in the vineyard blocks that the grapes are picked, crushed and fermented together. By doing this the extraction from the 2 varieties are different that if the wines were fermented separately. It is also great to see another example of the blend seen alot back in the 80′s. There is the black fruits of the Cabernet coming through on the nose. When the wine hits the mouth there is a lingering composite of blackberries, chocolate, tannins and oak characters. If this wine style has been out of favour then this wine should be seen as a beacon to say otherwise. The wine is drinking well now but it has a few more years ahead of it. I can think of nothing better than to drink this with BBQ’d meats.
Share with your friends
TODO: Kurt Noble social buttons
51% Shiraz, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon
McLaren Vale - Estate Grown
Deep dark maroon.
Tarry rich Cabernet dominates the nose, with a chocolate background from the Shiraz. Intense.
Dark fruit characters dominate the palate. Huge weighty mid-palate gives an explosion of flavour, followed by rich fine grained tannins. A quite savoury finish.
Drink now to 10 years
1/3 new American and French oak, 2/3 old American and French oak for 22 months
Corrina Wright- 6th generation family member