Had a lovely lunch/afternoon at The Steelers yesterday.
It was a very significant day:
Sadly, the local team went on to lose, but everyone is happy to see the long saga of the Western Grandstand come to an end at last. See my posts for 25 August 2011 and 20 September 2011. I chatted yesterday afternoon to Phil, who had been there on that day, and quite exciting it was too. You will see if you read that post that I was almost there myself but had opted for the Hellenic Club instead.
Friendly rivals gathering before yesterday’s game.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from several of the well-established vineyards all located at Langhorne Creek. This superlative Cabernet growing district is renowned for rich soils, nourished by the Bremer River’s flooding, which drives the development of powerful characters and distinctive flavours in the local fruit. The wine underwent a relatively warm ferment to extract the maximum colour and flavour from the excellent fruit. Each parcel was pressed separately then racked to barrel, where it finished primary fermentation. Once malolactic fermentation was complete the wine was racked again and returned to the same new French and American oak barrels for a further two years. Winemaker John Glaetzer
A deep red colour, the wine shows very good varietal Cabernet characters. The nose exhibits spice, mint, chocolate and rich berry fruit. There are elements of eucalypt, tar, blueberry and sweet loam, hallmark characters of good Cabernet Sauvignon from Langhorne Creek. The palate is full bodied with exceptional layers of berry fruit and chocolate oak, finely integrated nuances, the matrimony between wood and Cabernet is evenly matched by the singular wash of trademark fruity acids that mark the vintage. Real dark plum, loam and tea, instances jammy nutella-like compaote, the cassis clings all the way through, buffered by the violin-like tannins, it culminates lightly smokey, velvety textured, ripe and tight.
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