Willunga 100 Cabernet/Shiraz 2016
Willunga 100 is named after the historic "Hundred", the first 100 settlements of Willunga. In 1839, a regulation had been established, indicating that settlements in South Australia needed 100 households to be shown on maps. The winery is based in the stunning McLaren Vale in South Australia, a region of great geological diversity where the soils are amongt the oldest in the world (estimated at over 500 million years). This along with the Mediterranean climate and old vines combine to produce low yields and concentrated fruit. Since their first vintage in 2005, the estate has gone from strength-to-strength. Their 2016 Cabernet/Shiraz has notable plum and blackcurrant on the 'old' conker with and a hint of mint and graphite to balance the rich spice. The palate is a smooth blend of the Cabernet tannins coupled with luscious cherry and spice flavours from the bolder Shiraz. French oak holds a supporting role, aiding in the pleasing and lingering finish.
Robin says "McClaren Vale is one of Australia's top regions for Shiraz but can also produce excellent Cabernet. This wine combines the two in an appealing package with a nice balance of fruit and spice and each variety can truly be felt in its own right."
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