This is a classic blend…hah. Really nothing classic about the blend. A Rhône varietal and a Bordeaux varietal? Certainly. It wasn’t that long ago that Syrah (Hermitage) was sneaking itself into Bordeaux as the Bordelais had a love affinity for Syrah. Swap a few barrels and accidently do some blending! Fast forward to modern day Australia though and you have scantily clad ladies running away from a crazed biker gang. Malbec and Shiraz is just the beginning of the madness. The story on the back label does much better justice.
Opaque ruby. Potent aromas of dark berries, cherry pit and licorice, with a smoky topnote. Lush and expansive, offering spicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that are lifted by zesty acidity. Finishes with slightly edgy tannins and good, smoky persistence.
Varietal: 90% Shiraz - 10% Malbec Alcohol: 14.5% Oak: 12 months in seasoned French barrique