60% Cabernet | 40% Shiraz
It needs a bit of a larrikin to take two traditionally very separate varieties and just slap them together, but that’s just what pioneering Australian winemakers did – and the combo works exceptionally well. An Australian classic.
It’s well known that McLaren Vale makes great Shiraz, but less well known is that Vale Cabernet can also excel. With good harvesting decisions you can create a blend with lift and elegance but also with a rich full palate. Something I believe we have achieved with our Larrikin.
Bouquet & Palate
Succulent florals, fresh ground coffee, and fine cocoa combine with dried thyme, pepper, and cassia. There’s a flush of jersey caramel and milk chocolate that lends fullness to the palate while subtle supporting oak adds depth along with the fine textured tannin from the fruit.
Slow roast leg of lamb or rosemary garlic hasselback potatoes, but probably both just to be sure.
- Type: Red
- Varietal: Blend
- Region: South Australia
- Appellation: McLaren Vale
- Vintage: 2020
- Bottling Date: 30/10/2021