2018 Farmer’s Leap Padthaway Pillar Box Red – $15.95 RRP $18
The palate shows fresh blackberry and plumfruit, dark chocolate and hints of liquorice and spearmint. The wine is rich and full-bodied, but has an elegant soft texture throughout and fine tannins that carry the fruit into a lingering finish.
Pillar Box Red is a blend of Shiraz (68%), Cabernet Sauvignon (26%) and Merlot (6%) sourced from the family vineyards in Padthaway on soils of sandy loam and red loamy clay over limestone.
The fruit was harvested from individual sites when flavour ripe, aiming for concentration of fruit whilst also maintaining freshness and a good acid balance. During the winemaking process each parcel was fermented on skins for period of approximately 7 days and then kept separate and matured as individual parcels in either stainless steel or oak for a period of 12 months. A final blend was made from the components to create a balanced blend of the three varieties.
Both these great wines will pair well with a Steak straight off the BBQ.
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