Sorby Adams Eden Valley The Reverend Canon Cabernet Blend
Background: In honor of Simon's great uncle The Reverend Canon R.K. Sorby Adams OBE was the Anglican Minister at St. Hugh’s Church in the town of Angaston/Barossa (1956 – 1960).
Season: Temperatures were above average in spring, allowing vines a healthy start to the growing season. Summer was mild with the exception of a few days of extreme heat. Shiraz and Cabernet ripened unusually at the same time, with intense colour formation in berries. The vintage delivered exceptional quality with low yields, likely to surpass the 2002 in greatness.
Wine making: NA
Appearance: Brick red
Aroma/Bouquet: Rich complex aromas displaying dark berries, liquorice, chocolate and cherry.
Palate: Blackberry, cassis, plum and dark cherry are supported by hints of pepper, spice, licorice, chocolate and espresso.
Food Pairing: Braised Venison with red wine sauce, puree cannelloni beans with grilled salmon fillet or a regional selection of cheese and dried fruits.
Residual Sugar: 3.4 g/L
Cellar potential: 15+ years
Wine maker: Simon Adams