2013 Chain of Ponds The Cachet Cabernet Shiraz Merlot
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Winemaker's Notes: A cachet is a printed or stamped design or inscription, on an envelope or postal card which commemorates a postal or philatelic event. Our Cachet commemorates the last day of Postal services at Chain of Ponds post office on 20 December 1973. Cachet honours the rich history of the Chain of Ponds area. It’s the selection of the absolute best barrels and parcels of fruit that the winemaker skilfully blends to make our top wine.
Appearance: Deep cherry red with a crimson hue.
On the nose: Intensely complex nose. Cassis, plum and cured meats are entwined with hints of wild mint, red fruits and dried herbs.
On the palate: Dark brooding fruits lead into complex savoury undertones of gently smoked cured meats, balanced dried herbs and savoury oak. Vibrant acidity and supple savoury tannins give evidence of the Cabernet while the richness and fruit weight show subtle signs of the Shiraz and Merlot in the blend. All varieties are working in harmony to give vibrancy, continuity and persistence right across the palate with a subtle savoury finish from the use of low impact high profile French oak.
Cellaring: 5-10 years
Food Match: Eye fillet of beef, celeriac purée, roast beetroot, asparagus.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Closure: Screw Cap