King Willem II

2018 Shiraz Cabernet

Plentiful winter rainfall offered the grape vines across South Australia healthy soil moisture profiles in the lead up to the growing season. A cool spring resulted in a slow start to the growing season. Temperatures gradually warmed in October with vines producing large canopies. Vintage was delayed by up to a month in some regions, which was acceptable as weather conditions during harvest were generally dry favouring fully ripened grapes with well-developed colours and flavours.

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2018 Shiraz Cabernet

VINEYARD SELECTION

South Australian Vineyards with a reputation for producing great fruit including McLaren Vale and Clare Valley

WINEMAKING

15 months in part new, part seasoned French and American Oak

WINE COLOUR

Rich dark red

AGEING POTENTIAL

5 to 10 years

WINE ANALYSIS

Alc/Vol: 14.0%, pH: 3.65, Acidity: 6.73

WINEMAKER

Oliver Crawford

PALATE

PALATE

A wild delight of chocolate, cranberry, vanilla pod and liquorice notes.

AROMA

AROMA

Lovely lifted plum and black currents with plushness and oak notes

FOOD MATCH

FOOD MATCH

Great with poultry or red meat dishes