In 2013, we created The Reserve. This is a Cab Sav/Malbec blend, and it’s quite extraordinary. The Cab Sav also comes from our friends the Lopresti family, from their block known as the Green Shed. Despite demand, Tony refuses to make this blend unless the fruit quality is exceptional. James Halliday called it ‘a seriously good wine,’ and we agree – this is a wine to be shared over good news, great conversation and terrific company.
“Matured for 20 months in French oak, it has a fragrant bouquet and a powerful palate: cassis and plum fruit are seamlessly joined together, this union in turn is supported by tannins guaranteed to soften long before the fruit fades. A seriously good wine!” 95 points, James Halliday, 2016.
Try it with the best prime rib of Angus beef you can find.
Colour: A delightful deep garnet with purple rim.
Nose: The nose shows lifted blackcurrant, blueberry and touches of nutmeg and dark chocolate.
Palate: A medium bodied generous entry flows onto a complex combination of brooding dark fruits and oak spice. The fruit intensity continues to grow into the back palate w hilst being supported by firm balanced acidity and persistent tannins. At this stage of release this wine is recommended to be decanted prior to serving. Cellar up to 15 years in good conditions.
Technical: 14% Alc/vol pH 3.46 6.8 g/l TA