Winter is coming … and we have just what The Doc ordered to help us see it out! Our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon W.G. Grace 2013, 96 points James Halliday, is now released. Along with this a very limited release of The Doc Petit Verdot 2015, only available online and at our Cellar Door.
The W.G. Grace 2013 continues the long lineage of fine Cabernet Sauvignon from the Estate, as reflected by James Halliday. This vintage shows seductive aromas of classic cassis and mulberry with an elegant savoury note, and once again subtle fresh herbal hints backed with tobacco and fine leather. The complex palate is redolent of dried red and blue fruits intermingled with couverture chocolate, black olive and the characteristic graphite-like minerality. The palate is long and balanced, with the acidity driving this wine. Demonstrating great depth of fruit intensity, along with a soft, velvety and well integrated tannin profile.
Pair this Cabernet with a rich aged cheddar, Pasta al Ragù and dry aged beef.
Download our tasting notes for full details.
The Doc Petit Verdot 2015 leads in with a lifted bouquet, revealing fruits of the forest and violet, accompanied by earthy savoury characters, aniseed and mocha. On the palate, cassis and red fruits, particularly vibrant raspberry, take centre stage. In its youth this wine still shows some powerful tannin, albeit in a velvet glove. As the wine opens, layers of savoury complexity reveal charcuterie, earth, spice, and chalky minerality. The wine finishes with impressive length and notes of cedary oak and dark bitter cocoa.
We think this will be delicious with classic charcuterie, Italian sausage with soft polenta and standing rib roast.
Here are the full tasting notes for you to download.
(24 May, 2018)