Place: Shay’s Flat Vineyard —Pyrenees, VIC
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Straying from his bread and butter Pinot Noir and Chardonnay production, this is Josh’s debut Cabernet—not that you’d know it. From 20 year old vines, the fruit is powerful but elegant and Josh’s handling has produced a balanced and detailed wine.
Licorice and cocoa are first out of the gate, followed by a panoply of fresh and stewed bramble. The finish is long and championed by svelte but authoritative tannins. A great first release that is drinking well now but can sleep peacefully for the next decade.