Fermoy Estate

2019 Cabernet Shiraz


LIMITED RELEASE - available while stocks last.

Varietals (%’S):  69% Cabernet Sauvignon; 31% Shiraz – a classic, uniquely Australian red blend.

Vintage:  2019 – a cooler vintage, but a warm & dry period in March-April provided perfect conditions for red grape ripening.

Appearance:  Vibrant red with black and purple hues.

Aroma:  Lovely, perfumed aromas of boysenberry, violets and blueberries. Complexing notes of bramble, liquorice, saltbush, red earth, cocoa and coffee grinds.

Palate:  Cool, lithe and elegant Cabernet notes of boysenberry, blackcurrant and alpine herbs are complemented by the depth and flesh of Shiraz, blue fruits and red flowers. Medium weighted, this wine has a freshness and lightness of foot with complexing notes of salted liquorice, chocolate and cedary spice. A succulence of acid refreshes the palate and cool, graphite like tannins slide from start to finish.

Oak Detail:  Components were matured in French oak barriques for 18 months prior to blending. The final blend saw 35% new oak, with the balance in seasoned barrels. The blend spent some 6 months in tank to integrate and harmonise prior to bottling.

Cellaring:  Can be drunk now or cellared for up to 12 years.

Food Pairing:  Five-spice roasted duck with soy glaze.

Alcohol Volume:  14.0%
Acidity:  pH 3.59; TA 5.8g/L

Residual Sugar:  <1.0g/L


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