DOWIE DOOLE co-founder Leigh Gilligan, AKA Mr G, is an avid advocate for this quintessential Australian blend.
Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz / Merlot / Mourvedre
Colour: Deep red with a red/crimson hue.
Nose: Cabernet Sauvignon varietal characters of cinnamon, mint and blackcurrant lift the wine out of the glass, further aromatics of plum, spice and cedar are added from the shiraz and oak maturation.
Palate: The aromatics on the nose follow through onto the palate, which is given great length from a rich tannin line from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvédre. The Shiraz has then given the palate added weight/juiciness, with the merlot adding a velvety edge. The 24 months of oak maturation has added complexity and added to the elegant tannin line.
Reviews & Awards:
Halliday Wine Companion - 94 points
"41% cabernet sauvignon, 39% shiraz, 17% merlot and 3% mourvedre. The differences in the oak and the inclusion of mourvedre (not used in ’15) made this wine even richer, with the get out of jail card being the lower alcohol here." James Halliday