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Old Moppa Road Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet 2016
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
For this Barossa blend the winemakers have returned to the Australian tradition of matching Shiraz with Cabernet. This historical blend likely has no particular starting date though Yalumba have been supporters since the 1940s.
Penfolds have also used the blend from the experimental wines of the 1950s to the Koonunga Hill of the 1970s. At times it has been argued that Cabernet lacks mid palate depth and winemakers have used Shiraz to fill this flavour hole. These days the blend is not particularly common so let us say at times blending the two makes a more interesting wine and plenty of times it does not.
In some vintages grape and flavour quality is uneven and they are the vintages when it makes sense to blend. A fine wine and well constructed by Benjamin and his team.