South Australian Organic Shiraz Cabernet 2009
About The Wine
This 2009 Organic Shiraz Cabernet 2009 was sourced from the Riverland, the 2009 vintage came on the back of three years of drought and was a hot dry vintage. The grapes are all organically grown. The shiraz grapes were harvested and processed in early March 2009 fermented on skins for one week, the Cabernet was harvested two weeks later. Both batches were allowed to settle before racking and matured in oak for 2.5 years before bottling in early 2012. Au superb organic red wine in all ways!
Comments from Wine Buyer Steve
Finally, we have got a hold of another sensational Organic red wines and even better this one has some great age to it. This Shiraz Cabernet 2009 is very smooth with nice spice and soft tanning due to some spectacular ageing. The oak integration is perfect. A great medium bodied very easy drinking red. Treatment for 18 months in French Oak hogs head. A superb organic red wine and a phenomenal price at $15.00 per bottle.
My Score – 94/100 – WACC Gold Medal.
What is Shiraz Cabernet?
The French and Americans call it Syrah, we call it Shiraz. A versatile variety and well suited to a range of climates, and can be found in most of the grape growing regions of Australia.
In hot climates (such as the Barossa Valley of Australia), Shiraz is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions, the acidity and tannin levels of Shiraz allows the wines produced from the grape to have favourable aging potential.
This is one of the world’s most widely recognised red wine grape varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognised through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. From France, the grape spread across the world and can be found in Australia’s Margaret River, Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Mt Barker and Coonawarra regions.
The classic profile of Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be full-bodied wines with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine’s ageing potential. In cooler climates, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to produce wines with blackcurrant notes that can be accompanied by green bell pepper notes, mint and cedar which will all become more pronounced as the wine ages.