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2020 Cabernet Shiraz
This wine has a beautiful elegance and soft structure - one to keep you warm through the winter!
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Bright and vibrant purple.
Cassis and plum, with notes of spice and cigar box.
Sweet fruit and spice persist, carrying through from the bouquet. Soft, chalky tannins and gentle earthy flavours are framed with light oak.
This blend is perfect to enjoy now, however will continue to age gracefully up to 10 years.
The Barossa Valley has a long history of producing high quality Shiraz and Cabernet, and in 2020 the Rohrlach vineyard in Williamstown produced fruit of a fantastic calibre, allowing winemakers Jack Walker and Luke Broadbent the perfect opportunity to try their hand at the iconic South Australian blend.
This release is crafted from 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Shiraz fruit, co-fermented in an open fermenter and hand-plunged twice a day before being pressed to seasoned French oak and undergoing malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Just 150 dozen of our 2020 Cabernet Shiraz were bottled.
Alcohol - 14.5%
pH - 3.43
Acidity - 6.7g/L
Awards + Reviews
"The team at O'Leary Walker have cast their eyes farther afield in searching for fruit for this cracking little red. And they have successfully landed on a couple of batches that fit the bill for current drinking enjoyment. It is part of the Seasonal Release range from these guys and is made under the eyes of Jack Walker and Luke Broadbent. This is a nice addition to the range which also includes a very good grenache and pinotage released a little while back. This was a very good vintage in the Barossa and it is captured by the brightness and energy in this classic Aussie blend. Perfumed red fruit aromas on the nose. But is the palate where this wine really strikes home. There's a degree of polish and elegance here that captures some of the modern things happening with Barossa reds, especially those in younger hands." - Ray Jordan