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.
|Variety:||Shiraz | Cabernet Sauvignon|
|100%:||Organic | Biodynamic|
|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|
This wine can be enjoyed young, however, careful cellaring for 10-30 years will be rewarded.
|Winemaker:||Dwayne Cunningham and Kate Goodman|