2023 Halliday Wine Companion Cabernet Shiraz of the Year 2023 Halliday Wine Companion Cabernet Shiraz of the Year

2020 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.



The growing season was affected by a very hot spring, leading to the lowest yields on our record. When the grapes started their ripening process in January, the weather miraculously cooled to a very mild ripening season. This resulted in wonderful concentration of flavour, retention of natural acidity and brightness of fruit, delivering wines with beautiful finesse and balanced tannins. The 2020 Peake expresses notes of blueberry, boysenberry, toast and herbs on the nose with an awesome palate weight, toast, rich and savory notes with a black fruit finish and incredible structure.

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