2016 The Holy Thirst Cabernet Shiraz (Gift Boxed Beehive Flagon)
- Bell Ringers
- McLaren Vale
- Bottle size
- 2250 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. We have bottled just 50 in the famous 2.25L beehive flagons that were a feature in our cellar door last century. This design is no longer commercially available, but we stumbled across a batch when cleaning out our white shed last year, so we have had them cleaned and renewed for the occasion. To add to the history, each bottle has slight imperfections and lots of character.
An intense dark red with crimson edges.
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.
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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