2014 The Dilemma


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Wine Notes

We had lots of good names for this wine, it ended up being quite a dilemma deciding which one to use! 50% Cabernet Franc and 38% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sommerville vineyard on Malpas Road, and 12% Merlot from the Lennon vineyard on Pethick Road. The Cabernet Sauvignon was matured in brand new French oak barriques while the Cabernet Franc and Merlot were aged in old French oak. Like the wines of the Right Bank of Bordeaux, the Cabernet Franc drives the aroma and flavour profile, while the Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure and backbone. The Merlot finishes off the blend by adding some flesh and juiciness to the front palate.

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Recent Reviews

The Real Review

“Medium to deep red colour with a purple tint and a lifted, ripe fruit aroma of blackberry-like cabernet. A smoky charcuterie-like overtone. The wine is slightly alcohol-hot in the mouth, the texture is opulent and the fruit is very ripe. It seems higher than 14% alcohol. Long, warm, resonant aftertaste.”