Country: Australia, McLaren Vale
Tasting Notes: Deep rich purple. A distinctive and characteristic Black Label nose defined by layers of fragrant dark berries and blackcurrant, backed up with deep notes of espresso coffee, panforte and smoky, toasted-nut barrel ferment characters. Hints of Langhorne Creek mint are evident without being dominant. Classic cigar-box complexity is starting to express itself and is expected to develop further with time. A complex, multi-layered and mouth-filling wine, with refined yet opulent fruit and a plush, velvety texture. Perfectly ripe spicy blackberry and blood-plum flavours fill out a beautifully balanced palate that’s complexed by integrated mocha oak and finessed with supple, elegant tannins that impart a defined line and exceptional length of flavour.
Varietal: Blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Shiraz, 5% Malbec
Pairing: Black Label is great with slow roasted venison shoulder with rosemary and soft polenta, or vintage Cheddar with walnuts and honey-poached quince.