Lovers of luscious red wines rejoice, for Coonawarra has some of the best shiraz and cabernet sauvignon wines in the country, carefully treading the line of elegance and succulence to offer beautifully balanced blends, as well as smart varietal wines. Drink up with the selection ahead.
2013 Majella Wines The Malleea Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Winemaker says: Lush mulberry, blackcurrant, blackberry and vanillin oak aromas. The layered palate is cassis, plum fruit and spice with undertones of mint. Fine structured tannins and subtle oak enhance the finish.
RRP $80 | 2033 | Majella Wines
2013 Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker says: Made only from the best vintages. Crafted with the most meticulous attention to detail, this iconic wine expresses a seamless blend of intense fruit and extended oak maturation.
RRP $100 | 2033 | Katnook Estate
2015 Redman The Last Row Shiraz
Winemaker says: In Redman’s oldest vineyard stands one row of 100-year-old shiraz vines – together with grapes from our 85-year-old vines, The Last Row Shiraz is crafted.
RRP $30 | 2035 | Redman
2015 Brand's Laira 171 Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker says: The Pinnacle of Brand's Laira. Sourced from our No. 1 block of cabernet this is a classic Coonawarra style, with pure and intense fruit flavours and an elegant yet powerful structure.
RRP $80 | 2048 | Brand’s Laira
2015 Penley Helios Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker says: A complex and dense nose full of dark fruits, blackcurrants, black olive and notes of bay leaf. The palate is succulent and juicy, driven by a core of structural and balanced tannins. Layered dark fruits intertwine with savoury notes.
RRP $100 | 2032 | Penley Estate
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