Every Saturday in summer, our Aussie cricketers take to the pitch hoping to take more wickets than the opposition. For a successful spell, the bowler strives to achieve line and length with every ball. Similarly when blending our Cabernet we look for line and length in every barrel; lines of structure and tannin and length of fruit flavour.
The St John’s Road vineyard consists of vines up to 96 years old and totals 20 hectares. Winemaker Phil Lehmann - the youngest son of two Barossa icons, Margaret and Peter Lehmann - likens the preservation of these old vineyards to a combination of ‘respecting your elders’ with minimal interference. Phil pays complete respect to the age of the vines and the varying vintage conditions in order for the full flavour potential of these vines to be realised.
Colour: Deep mahogany with bright red hues. Nose: A classic Cabernet nose that leaps from the glass with aromas of blackberry fruit and cassis. Almost floral in nature, cedar-like tones with roasted coffee bean and subtle tobacco notes lift at the end. Palate: A wine of depth and complexity, the striking varietal characters provide a seamless transition of fruit flavours to silky mouth-feel. Dark blackcurrants layered with cassis and dark chocolate are wrapped in elegant French oak characters and finely honed tannins for a velvety smooth, lingering palate. Cellaring Potential: 8 -12 years.