Cool Climate Quality with Warm Climate Strength
P.B. Burgoyne Adelaide Hills Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
We both make wine and seek out parcels of wine made by others. For a great number of reasons wineries of all sizes buy and sell bulk wine in tiny to larger amounts. They may have too much of one variety and not enough of another so it is common practise to trade with friends and neighbours. Each winemaker will know what is required and who is likely to have what they want. Our headquarters is in the heart of the Barossa Valley so we have a fair idea of what is being traded. Ben grabbed this lot some time ago and it has been resting in mature French barrels back at our winery. After much testing, tasting and discussion Ben Parker decided with the help of two winemaking colleagues to add a goodly portion of a fabulous, rich, McLaren Vale Cabernet. This did the trick as it shifted this fragrant and delicious Merlot to another level. As such this Burgoyne offers exceptional value for money.