2018 Integro Cabernet Shiraz
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (92%) from the Stonegarden Vineyard in Eden Valley and an exceptional parcel of Barossa Shiraz (8%).
From Latin: To integrate or make whole.
We have long had in mind the idea to produce a Cabernet Shiraz blend as our contribution to the proud and distinctly Australian tradition of blending these two varieties. An age worthy wine that would reward extended cellaring, allowing its journey of evolution to be enjoyed over many years. A wine from special Barossa vineyards, and produced only when the right vintage conditions prevailed. After a fortunate debut from the 2017 vintage we are proud to make available the second release of Integro – meaning to make whole – from the lauded 2018 vintage.
98 pts – “Deep crimson. Complex blackcurrant, blackberry, praline, roasted chestnut mocha, marzipan notes. Richly flavoured, round and smooth with beautiful pure blackcurrant, blackberry mocha espresso flavours, fine loose-knit grainy tannins and underlying roasted chestnut, toffee notes. Finishes chocolaty and long with a long life ahead”. Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal May 2022
97 pts “Stunning fruit purity and detail on display here, with cascades of blackberry and blackcurrant along with cassis, kirsch, spice, cedar and licorice. The fruit is the star though. Achingly pure and beautifully integrated with all the components of the wine. Lovely tannin and oak management too, with an opulent yet graceful flow through to the enduring finish.” Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion 10 March 2022