Chaffey Bros “Super Barossa” Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Chaffey Bros “Super Barossa” varieties: 59% Shiraz and 41% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Textured and multidimensional, this wine is honest, pure, rich red goodness. It’s both polite and rock’n’roll, like an accountant surfer in double-breasted pinstripes and thongs. Magnificently rich plummy and inky black berry fruit and cassis. The palate offers hints of liquorice, dark chocolate and oak to spice up its fruity character. Perfectly aged and just needing a little decant before it sings sweeter than Chris Martin.
The backbone (68%) of the blend comes from the blue-chip Ehrat vineyard on Krondorf Road, where dry-grown Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grow side-by-side. The remainder of the blend is Shiraz from Northern Eden Valley and two Shiraz vineyards from Light Pass and Stockwell.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
– 93 POINTS
Very deep red/purple colour, with a rose-petal overtone to the crushed blackberry and mulberry fruit aromas. Very attractive. Cabernet shows through, here. Concentrated and plush but light on its feet: a delicious red wine, already drinking nicely. — Huon Hooke.