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2019 Cracker Barrels Shiraz Cabernet

New Vintage

$55.00

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The extremely limited Cracker Barrels is the result of winemaker Richard Freebairn selecting up to 4 barrels which he considers to be of the highest quality or ‘Crackers’ each vintage.

The 2016 vintage Cracker Barrels has been selected from a single parcel of Shiraz and Cabernet from Jones Block, the barrels are 100% French with no new oak. The wine has terrific intensity and depth of flavour, supported by subtle oak which makes this powerful Shiraz with small blend of Cabernet a pleasure to drink now and well into the future.

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95/100 Wine Orbit NZ

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Wonderfully fruited and gorgeously complex, showing black/blueberry, violet, vanillin oak and cake spice aromas on the nose. It's concentrated and opulent, while remaining harmonious and structured by loads of fine chalky tannins. The wine offers impressive fruit purity and power enhanced by seductive oak nuances. At its best: 2024 to 2039

Sam Kim, 2021

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Variety: Shiraz | Cabernet Sauvignon
100%: Organic | Biodynamic
Region: McLaren Vale
Colour: A lively violet purple with mahogany hues
Aroma: A multilayered aroma that shows real elegance and finesse. Lovely blackberries and cherry give pure fruit expression and combine perfectly with a bright cinnamon lift.A vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon lift of cinnamon, dark chocolate, cardamom, smoked paprika and a touch of peppermint spice
Palate: Extremely balanced mouthfeel that shows the versatility of what Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon can do when combined. Black pepper and dried herbs appear immediately but are combined with a vibrant juicy mid palate. Polished, delicate tannin structure that has a luxurious elegant finish. French oak is subtle on the finish but really adds a whole level of depth and complexity that continues to deliver length.
Drink With: Barbeuced anything
Cellaring:

This wine can be enjoyed young, however, careful cellaring for 10-30 years will be rewarded.

Winemaker: Dwayne Cunningham and Kate Goodman
  • Wonderfully fruited and gorgeously complex, showing black/blueberry, violet, vanillin oak and cake spice aromas on the nose. It's concentrated and opulent, while remaining harmonious and structured by loads of fine chalky tannins. The wine offers impressive fruit purity and power enhanced by seductive oak nuances. At its best: 2024 to 2039

    -Sam Kim - Wine Orbit NZ

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Weight 1.33 kg

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