Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvingon Barossa Valley 2005

We had the opportunity to do some blind tasting  at Marche Bacchus and once again owner Jeff Wyatt
did not disappoint us. Jeff informed us that our first wine was rated 93 points. As we watched Jeff pour this wine we and suggested by color in
the glass it was an Australian wine most likely a blend with Shiraz. In the glass it was red-purple in color and medium bodied. The lack of an age ring suggested is was perhaps a 2005 vintage. The nose gave us hints of casiss and tannins then finished very smooth with medium tannins. Jeff came back and showed us the
Godolphin Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Barossa Valley.
We felt good about this one as we hit it right on the nose!This wine was a blend of 80% Dry-grown Barossa Valley 85 year-old Shiraz vines & 20% Dry grown Barossa Valley 60 year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines. It was fermented in 1 ton open fermenters , hand plunged 3 times daily and then matured for 14 months in 100% new oak of which 20% is American and 80% French (70% hogsheads & 30% barriques) and was bottled unfiltered. This wine was amazing and the favorite of the day by far.
This is a nice everyday drinking winen and well worth its rateing