Only produced if selected parcels display outstanding varietal and regional characters. The exceptional 2017 vintage provided such fruit for our sixth ACJ release of 500 dozen. The wine is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Basket Weave block, 21% Shiraz from the War Horse block, 11% Petit Verdot from the Siberia block, 8% Tannat from the Olive block, 6% Merlot from our Katunga vineyard and 6% Malbec from OTC.
The bouquet displays briary blackberry, violets, Morello Cherry and Kalamata olive with hints of subtle cedary oak and black plum. On the palate intense black cherry and boysenberry are complemented by hints of musk and liquorice, all enveloped in fine grained savoury French oak. The wine has a beautifully integrated seam of ripe tannin and long sustained finish. Aerate extensively to drink now or will age gracefully with correct cellaring.