Hollick Stock Route Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

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Hollick Stock Route Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon has a bright crimson colour with deep purple hues that invites you into a nose of cherry liqueur, plums and chocolate. The palate is full of mixed berries and juicy mulberry fruit, Shiraz spice, an abundance of fine tannins from the Cabernet, and subtle vanillin oak notes.

Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Subregion: Coonawarra
Vintage: 2012
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Syrah/Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Screwcap
Style: A big mouthful
Drink With: Red meats with robust sauces. Mature cheese is good, too

Taking its name from the Stock Route which ran along the higher ridges of Terra Rossa soil between Coonawarra and Wrattonbully, this Hollick blend is made in the traditional Australian style. The Stock Route Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon demonstrates the perfect pairing of key grape varieties from the Hollick’s regional vineyards. The majority of the Shiraz comes from Hollick’s Wrattonbully vineyard, and it is complemented by small portions of Coonawarra Shiraz and Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.

Hollick have been growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz in Coonawarra since the 1980s, and in 1998 they expanded into the Wrattonbully region, 50km north of their Coonawarra vineyards. The Wrattonbully vineyard has a similar soil structure to their Coonawarra vineyards; terra rossa over limestone, with the more northerly location helping to develop rich, full bodied and aromatic Shiraz.

Careful handling in the winery ensured that the vibrant flavours seen in the vineyard are evident in the resultant wine. Eighteen months in a mix of French and American oak barrels has added complexity and texture whilst also allowing a softening of the tannin structure.

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