wine is made from fruit grown on the historic 150
year-old Turkey Flat vineyard. The Cabernet Sauvignon
vines are planted on the river flat near the cellar
door where they thrive on deep soils without the
need for irrigation. Cabernet Sauvignon vines produce
fruit of exceptional richness and concentration when
grown in sites such as this.
sets Cabernet Sauvignon apart is its ability to
travel, to set down its roots in distant lands
and still produce something that is recognizably
Cabernet, whatever the circumstances and conditions.
While the Barossa Valley has largely earned its
reputation for making 'big' reds with the Shiraz
grape variety, this wine is certainly proof that
the Barossa can produce distinctive ‘classic’ Cabernet
with power, concentration and structure in specific
sites. The ‘Black Flat’ vineyard behind the winery
is such a site which, since 1994, has been producing
a consistent lineage of classic, distinctive and
wine features classic
Cabernet aromatics of red and black currants, juniper
red pepper and subtle tobacco notes.
garnet red, full-bodied and intense, this wine
has a fine, even structure
and ‘chalky’ ripe grape tannins,
enhanced from extended maceration on skins. Complex
fruit flavors of ripe red and black berry fruits
and licorice are under lain by subtle oak and grape
tannins. Cellar for up to 15 years.