2021 Terre a’ Terre Crayeres Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
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2021 Terre a’ Terre Crayeres Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

Wrattonbully, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$39. 99
$479.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Shiraz aged in old French oak barriques and foudres for a period of 14 months. Totally opaque black dark red colour with a dark red hue. Elevated red to black currant and red liquorice aromas are trailed by subtle vanillin cedar, tobacco and spicy dried herb notes. Rich blackcurrant, blackberry and liquorice fruits are delivered with ample concentration and power as well as a fleshy texture. Lurking beneath are vanillin cedar, dried herb, subtle tobacco and spice elements. Fine grained tannins provide a firm framework for the bucket loads of generous fruit. The long expressive finish laden with spice and pepper.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
Hand picked, open fermented, matured in old French oak barriques for 14 months. Very attractive fresh mouthfeel; black fruits. A surprise packet. Radically different vinification to prior vintages. Drink by 2041.
96 Points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion

Wines off the Crayères Vineyard in the Wrattonbully region serve as a reminder that terra rossa soils do exist outside of Coonawarra. Wrattonbully lies adjacent to Coonawarra and shares some of the distinctive ochre-red clay over limestone soils of its famous neighbour. The quality of Crayères Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz sourced off these soils is obvious. The Aussie red duo come to the glass, bright, fresh and purple-hued. The blend – 66% Cabernet, 34% Shiraz – exudes über-friendly Shiraz aromas, subtle and red fruited, with a touch of Cabernet-led earth and autumnal leaves with a light savoury influence. Less sweet fruited and spicy and definitely more dark cherry, bramble, earth and herbals to taste, concentrated and fleshy, with a warm embrace of oak. The palate is well defined in fine-knit tannins that persist, bringing good length. A classic style of Aussie Cabernet Shiraz producing a supple wine of some distinction. Seamless, too. Drink 2023-2033.
95 Points
Jeni Port – WinePilot.com