75% Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale & Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 20% Langhorne Creek Merlot - 5% Eden Valley Shiraz.  This is the flagship wine of this property.  The bottle was gifted to me a couple of years ago, and it got opened at the end of a 1980's Bordeaux tasting which seemed appropriate.  It did not disappoint and held its own in the tasting.  Purple with ruby swirls, ruby at the rim, not much bricking.  On the nose, this is dusty with black cherry fruit and a bit of black pepper.  On the palate, this has some depth with nice layering that is immediately apparent.  Good acidity.  Nice finish.  It is drinking well and couple probably go another ten years before declining.  Nothing big or overblown, the alcohol is 12.5%.  The Aussie wine scene has had a lot of changes between 1985 and now, but this showed well IMO.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93
Vintage: 
1985

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