Wines like this make you wonder once more why Australian Merlot dominant blends aren’t given proper respect when it’s due. And that’s not to mention the lack of interest in Australian Franc. I’ll mark most of it down to ignorance and fashion. 55% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Cabernet Franc with each grape playing a clear role.
Brown leaf, raspberry, chocolate, black olives and pepper. Lively with an impressive line of acid and tannins which make a significant contribution yet aren’t stern. Delicious, vibrant drinking. 92
Tasted: October 2013