Flagship Range

2016 The Holy Thirst Cabernet Shiraz

Bell Ringers
$125.00
Varieties
Cabernet
Shiraz
Vintage
2016
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Bottle size
750 mL

How a religious ordination who owned a winery came to promote abstinence from alcohol is a story in its own right and too long to tell here. But the fact that they were also linked to our Angelus Bell was inspiration enough to name our first flagship Cabernet Shiraz blend The Holy Thirst. We selected a parcel of cabernet sauvignon destined for The Angelus and a shiraz ear marked for RSW and matured each separately in French oak barrels for 19 months before blending for style, balance and an eternal life. Just 468 bottles made.

Colour

An intense dark red with crimson edges.

Bouquet

Vibrant and highly aromatic, this is a tangle of Cabernet and Shiraz characters. Early bright raspberry, plum and dried thyme moves on to lifted blackcurrant, deep floral notes and blackberry along with cedar and polished leather.

Palate

A core of bright red and black fruits is balanced by notes of cedar, earth and leather. Powdery tannins that run the length of the palate, providing power and elegance to a structure that is long, precise, layered and seamless.

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Professional Reviews

Very youthful, bright purple/red colour, looking like a younger wine than it is. The aromas are fresh and bright blueberry, violet and blackberry. This is very concentrated and powerful, deep and long, with impressive intensity and focus. It's a bit raw, and a little unready, but has loads of future potential.

Huon Hooke, The Real Review 93

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