2018 Amator Shiraz Cabernet

Cellar Door
$35.00
Bell Ringers
$31.50
Case
$378.00
Case (Member)
$357.00
Varieties
Shiraz
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2018
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2020 - 2028

OBSERVATION. It’s at the heart of biodynamic farming. Watching changes in the vineyard and responding naturally to find the balance. It takes an almost obsessive commitment to the cause. The Latins spoke of the amator who expressed such devotion out of love, rather than for reward. Tending to these majestic old vines, that’s a notion we completely understand.

Colour

An intense and bright garnet.

Bouquet

Bright with berry characters, darker red fruits, warm spices and floral notes. There is also savoury tones from oak maturation - cocoa, leather and stone.

Palate

Gorgeously fresh, there is a juicy plum character that for a moment masks the depth of this wine, but the palate catches up. The volume is turned up with generous fruit character and a very textured, long, grainy backbone.

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Professional Reviews

Supple, bright and attractive aromas of blueberries and red plums with some light, peppery fragrance, cassis, stones and forest-leaf notes. The palate has a bold, darker-fruit core with plum, blackberry and blackcurrant flavors. Velvety, plush tannins hold plenty of flavor. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.

Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com 94

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