Monday 3 August 2015

Shottesbrooke 2012 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

FASCINATING history of an interesting label
to talk about over slow-cooked lamb shanks.

ONE TO NOTE: SHOTTESBROOKE Vineyard at McLaren Vale goes back over 30 years to when founder Nick Holmes planted his first vineyard, naming it after an estate at Berkshire in England where his granddad was vicar for 21 years from 1905.

Today Shottesbrooke is turning out some real classics under the stewardship of GM and Chief Winemaker Hamish Maguire, Nick Holmes' stepson.

His recently released 2012 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific drop that's all about the flavours a great Cabernet Sauvignon aspires to – toasty oak, blackcurrant, chocolate and hints of mint. And at $40 it makes for a marvellous match with slow-cooked lamb shanks, buttered baby potatoes and steamed beans.

for week beginning 03 August 2015

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