Sensational New Bush Telegraph
Borderland Estate 'Bush Telegraph' South Australia Shiraz Cabernet 2018
Region: South Australia
Shiraz is one of the heritage varieties of Australia and we now know we have clones that were wiped out in France by the Phylloxera plague of the 1880s. These rare and special clones then formed the basis for the expansion of Shiraz across the continent and perhaps are the reason why Shiraz is our most favoured red wine.
Cabernet likely arrived in the 1820s though little survived and was only widely planted in the 1980s. Blending the two has been and Australian tradition for a long time and this Bush Telegraph is a recent addition by the winemakers to this long history. Excellent drinking and for the next five years.