A true Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot); planted on high, rocky terrain which these grapes love. Top flight at a great price!
The ‘Old Orchard’ Cabernets vines (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot) are planted on high, rocky terrain – they revel in it. This Cabernet exudes power, coating the palate with rich dark fruits from front to back. Tannin and oak provide all the length and structure required. Extended cellaring will reward those with patience.
"A co-fermented Bordeaux blend of 55% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 14% cabernet franc, 5% malbec and 1% petit verdot. A very elegant and well balanced wine, indeed Campbell Mattinson might deem it seamless." 95pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!