The 5OS Project 2012 Merlot Cabernet
Just got a flashback to a time when I didn't think twice about walking around without a shirt on... In keeping with the theme, I'am not 100% convinced this wine has an eternity ahead of it, but right now I reckon it's spot on. Old school oak and handling, it's super ripe and overloaded with extract, flavour and texture. It's screaming out for a prolonged session on the reds; Not many places in the world can make this sort of wine; lucky for us McLaren Vale is one of them. 5 years well spent and well worth remembering - SG on 12/12/18.
Deep Merlot and Cabernet from the Hatwell vineyard. A solid 18 months in a mix of American and French oak hogsheads has leant old-school richness and weight to the wine. (14.5%ABV)