Famous Australian Blend
Bagot Station Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet 2016
Region: Barossa Valley
The two biggest selling red varieties in Australia are Shiraz and Cabernet. Globally Cabernet is the largest thus to give consumers the best it became common practice in Australia many decades ago to blend the two.
Another reason offered in the 1970s came from the taste of Cabernet which was reasoned to have a flavor profile of a dough-nut, a flavor hole or short in the mid palate. To fill this hole winemakers added Shiraz which has enormous mid-palate flavor.
The blend is not so popular these days though Benjamin simply wants to provide the best taste for the price we ask and has reverted back to the solution of the 1960s-1970s.