Gibson Wines The Smithy Shiraz Cabernet 2018
Shiraz Cabernet is the original Australian blend, joining the natural power and generosity of our Shiraz with the structure and aging capacity of Cabernet Sauvignon. Rob Gibson brings a little old school appeal to this version with big ripe fruit and toasty oak coming together in unison to deliver a massive crowd pleaser.
Deeply coloured, although it is showing a little development, the Barossan DNA is clear thanks to lashings of mulberry fruit with a dusting of baked earth and ground spices well matched to sweet oak. Cabernet Sauvignon then gives impact with dark fruit flavours before more earthy spices rise up on the palate supported by supple tannins through to a finish of good length. Lots to like here and to enjoy over the medium term, although the wine is already close to its best.