Curtis Cavaliere McLaren Vale Shiraz
4 & 1/2 stars - Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year 2017
94 points - Patrick Eckel, www.winereviewer.com.au
94 points - James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
Deep dark purple
The nose exhibits aromas of ripe blackberry and dark plum followed by some licorice and confectionery notes. Full bodied and possessing a plump texture the palate delivers rich juicy flavours of ripe blackberry, dark chocolates, licorice and spice. Soft velvety tannins. Good depth with medium to long aftertaste of blackberry, dark chocolate and spice.
Drink now to 15 years.
Curtis Family Vineyards sources fruit from a combination of owned vineyards and premium McLaren Vale growers. The blend of individual vineyard and sub-regional characteristics is the key to the resulting style.
Wine was matured in oak barrels, ranging from new to 2 year oak. with a mixture of French and American oak.