2011 WATERVALE SHIRAZ CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Mail Order and Cellar Door
We are excited to bring you the next vintage of this delicious wine which is only available to our loyal mailing list and cellar door customers. With only 65 cases produced this vintage, get in quick.
This is a small batch 60% Shiraz and 40% Cabernet blend, having bench-trialled a number of barrel blending options – the components having been kept separate for barrel-ageing.
With just 12 months in quality French barriques, the oak inﬂuence is restrained, giving a supple, smooth, drinkable red wine of great ﬁnesse and appeal.
Lifted, engaging red fruits, included dark plum, with a gentle herbal edge. A smartly blended wine where the generosity of shiraz and structure of cabernet combine in a polished, lengthy wine that drinks beautifully in its youth.
Flavours of blackberry and plum merge with stylish honeyed oak and a savoury herbal edge on a long, pleasing palate where the tannins are gentle and ever so chalky. Softer than the first two releases, this is a wine for drinking sooner rather than later, although will comfortably see out a decade in the cellar.”