Willunga 100 Cabernet Shiraz 2021


McLaren Vale provides the fruit here, from two vineyards – Cabernet from the Seaview sub-region and Shiraz from the Whites Valley district. Fermentation in stainless steel open fermenters with up to two weeks on skins, before basket pressing to tanks to finish. After the ferment, the wine went to French oak, of which 10% was new, for malo and maturation. An inky maroon, this is plush, exuberant and quite delicious. Chocolate and cherries are to the fore here, with soy, aniseed, dry herbs and delicatessen meats. The wine is balanced, of mid-length and with fine tannins. Enjoying any time over the next three to five years is ideal. An attractive wine.