Sorby Adams The Reverend Canon 2015

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).

Vineyards: N/A

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.

Alcohol: 14%

pH: 3.54

Acidity: 7.38g/L

Residual Sugar: 3.4 g/L

Production: NA

Cellar potential: 15+ years

Wine maker: Simon Adams

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An experienced Winemaker, Simon’s career has spanned nearly 30 years in Australia’s leading wine companies including Chief Winemaker at Yalumba Wine Company and Dorrien Estate (Cellarmaster Wines) as well as many vintages overseas including Alsace (France), St Emillion (France), Napa Valley (USA) and New Zealand.