Rusden Ripper Creek Shiraz Cabernet 2021

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"My dad always said how much he loved drinking the Cabernet/Shiraz blends that were going around in the 60’s and 70’s. Not too many folks put these wines in the cellar back then because they were pretty easy to slip into straight away. Luckily, Dad put enough away for me to get a try of a few old rippers with a couple of decades of age on them which was the motivation for this traditional blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz from vines grown on our hand-tended vineyard in Vine Vale. We’ve blended these two varieties together after open fermentation, basket pressing and ageing in old casks in the family winery – just like they were made back then.

Some of the richest colour I’ve seen in this blend for some time. Dense nose of plum, blackberries and wood spice. The palate is rich and luscious with dark fruits, cocoa & slight herbal tones framed by moderate tannins and cedar to finish. Classic ‘Old School’ Claret." - Winemaker Notes 

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