2010 Canobolas-Smith Cabernets
Region: Orange, NSW
Winemaker: Murray Smith
Established Date: 1986
A blend of the best barrels of the vintage to create a wine that surpasses the individual components. It is not produced in all vintages. Cabernet Sauvignon provides dark forest berries, structure and length. Cabernet Franc contributes a lot of perfumed aromas, red-fruit characters and chocolate and Shiraz adds spice, pepper and vibrancy. With these components the wines show a wonderful completeness, with elegance, complexity and length. Like our Chardonnay this wine also ages incredibly well, maintaining its youth well beyond 10-15 years of age.
Great quality Bordeaux blend from Orange. Still so fresh for 11 years old. A lot of blackberries and cassis with tobacco and chewy tannins. Great length, elegance and complexity. A perfect match to a hearty meat dish to stand up to their big tannin and full body.