This wine is so bloody yum; it's silky yet edgy, like that hot hot scene from The Bodyguard when Whitney Houston's (RIP) silk scarf is cut in half by Kevin Costner's sword. And just like Whitney (RIP) sung in that piece of cinematic genius, I will always love this wine. I have a special bond with it, a simpatico, a goddamn wine crush bordering on the creepy. Everything about it. Its aromatics, its taste, the way it looks at me like I just roasted the perfect potato.
Site: Quarry Ridge Vineyard, Kilmore, Victoria.
Production: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot. Destemmed ensuring whole berry remained, fermented in stainless steel. One week cold soak prior to a 4-week wild ferment and a 5 day post ferment maceration. Then 40% in old french oak barrels and the rest aged in stainless steel. A touch of sulphur added at bottling, unfixed and unfiltered. 14.5%
Tasting notes: A real old school dry red gem, with silk from the fruit and the oak, producing a wine with juicy dark berries and a touch of quinine.