Articles in 2013 Vintage and Red Bordeaux Blend

Levantine Hill Samantha's Paddock

by Levantine Hill on

Our Mélange Traditionnel is an exquisite and refined Cabernet-based blend for the most sophisticated connoisseur, from the vineyard everyone said could not be planted; a tiny, incredibly steep, ultra low yielding block of the five traditional Left...... Read full article

Dominique Portet Cabernet Sauvignon

by Dominique Portet on

It’s immediately clear from the deep purple hue and lifted violet aromas that 2013 gave us an exceptionally bright, fragrant wine. The palate ripples with red cherry and brambly fruit, with undertones of liquorice and lovely spice from the oak.... Read full article

Mount Mary Quintet

by Mount Mary on

The vineyard is planted to Cabernet sauvignon (46%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet franc (18%), Malbec (5%) and Petit verdot (5%). The percentage of each variety that goes into the final blend changes with the season as factors such as fruitfulness and...... Read full article

Payne's Rise 'Redlands' Shiraz 2013

by Payne's Rise on

True cool climate Shiraz, black & white pepper, spice and stalky whole bunch characters with brambly red fruits. The palate has strong fleshy fruit, ripe cherry & raspberry, plenty of spice and savoury flavours, clean acidity and silky tannins. ... Read full article

Fergusson 2013 Jeremy Shiraz Reserve

by Fergusson Winery and Restaurant on

This Shiraz is named after the younger of the Fergusson sons. Produced from very old, estate grown vines. This wine has a luscious array of blackberry, red and black cherry and plum fruits. The tannins are soft and round while the oak plays a support... Read full article

Fergusson 2013 Benjamyn Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

by Fergusson Winery and Restaurant on

Produced from very old estate grown vines. This wine is named after the older of the Fergusson sons. Grown in a warm year, the fruit was allowed to fully ripen & express classic Yarra Valley Cabernet characters such as cassis, bell pepper and spice... Read full article

Fergusson 2013 Louise Pinot Noir

by Fergusson Winery and Restaurant on

The fruit for this wine was sourced from some of the Yarra Valley's premium pinot noir sites. The wine exhibits fresh strawberry, cherry and plum notes, flavours which carry through to the palate. A well balanced, elegant wine showing ripe flavours... Read full article

Kellybrook Estate Cabernets

by Kellybrook Winery on

A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet franc. Our Cabernets is an elegant, medium-bodied wine with vibrant redcurrant and black current fruits, fine tannins and a veneer of French oak. Rated 94 points – 2015 Halliday wine companion.... Read full article

Payne's Rise Cabernet Sauvignon

by Payne's Rise on

A fine, medium bodied fruit driven wine balancing blackcurrant fruit with more earthy olive and herbal notes, evenly weighted with silky tannins and great length.... Read full article

Boat O’Craigo Braveheart Cabernet

by Boat O’Craigo on

Our classic ‘Bordeaux blend’ is made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The relatively high percentage of Cabernet Franc may very well be contributing to the sweet floral and cherry-fruit dominant aromas.... Read full article

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