The 2005 vintage will be remembered for slightly less than average yields and warm dry conditions throughout. The fruit was able to achieve rich ripe flavours with generous tannins. The grapes were harvested in early April, and following crushing and fermentation, the wine was matured in a mix of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for 18 months.
The 2005 vintage is a blend of 65% Shiraz and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. The majority of the Shiraz in this blend is from the 'Red Ridge' vineyard at Wrattonbully, which is located about 50kms north of the Hollick Coonawarra vineyards. The majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon component is from the Hollick Wilgha vineyard on the south western corner of Coonawarra. This uniquely Australian blend has been made in the tradition of the great Shiraz Cabernet blends that have helped make the Coonawarra region famous.
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