Cabernet Sauvignon // Syrah 2016
Many regions of the Old World have crafted famous blends, not so many in the New World with Australia starting its own back in the 1950s.
Like rhyming slang it has to meld harmoniously as does this blend of 40% Syrah and 60% Cabernet.
DeCameron - Cabernet Sauvignon - Grampians
Walsh Block - Syrah - Coghills Creek - Central Highlands - Ballarat
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front
Landsborough – Old Burns/Johns’ Pyrenees is the subtitle on the bottle. A 60/40 split in favour of Cabernet. ‘Natural wine’, as such, with all that implies.
Blackcurrant, blackberry, a leafy perfume, ouzo, spice and an earthy coffee grounds kind of thing. Medium bodied, but rich and intense in black fruit flavour, silky and silty tannin, crisp and glassy acidity, and a sharply focussed finish of excellent length, carrying sweet orange juice acidity and flavour, and a twist of orange peel bitters. What a great and interesting drink. Grouse, not gross.
Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Aug17
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2017 - 2024+
2016 GROUSE Classic Red Blend
Vinified in rectangular small open wax lined concrete fermenters, 25% wholebunch, indigenous yeasts, hand plunged, 7 week extended post ferment maceration, unforced naturally occurring malolactic fermentation, unfined, unfiltered & un-tinkered. Minimal Sulfites Added