2019 The Peake Cabernet Shiraz *

Blending Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz is a famous part of Australian winemaking history and whilst the individual components of this wine are mighty, the sum of The Peake’s parts is magnificent. The Cabernet shines aromatically with notes of blackberry, blueberry and dark chocolate and provides majestic, long tannin structure. Shiraz fills the mid-palate with red berry, blackberry and plum flavours and lightens and elevates the Cabernet just perfectly. Fine tannins, balanced acidity and an incredibly long finish are the hallmark characters of the vineyard that epitomise this, the estate’s flagship wine.Named after the late Mr. Edward John Peake who established the first vineyard and orchard at Clarendon circa 1850.


Vintage & Wine Notes

2019 began with a very dry winter and spring, followed by record-breaking heat and dry conditions throughout the summer. Conditions like these are challenging for shoot growth, however the silver lining is a low risk of vine disease. The warm growing season resulted in a condensed harvest with low yields. The fruit showed great concentration of flavour with marked acidity and freshness. The Shiraz blocks averaged 6.5 tonnes per hectare and 4.5 tonnes per hectare for the Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2019 vintage of The Peake expresses aromas of blueberry pie, Asian spices, vanilla and pain grillé; with the whole package following through on the palate with flavours of dark chocolate covered espresso beans. Fine tannins and balanced acidity contribute to a lingering finish.

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