Castelli Estate Il Liris Rouge 2012
A blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Shiraz and 4% Malbec.
'As with the previous two vintages of Il Liris, the aim when selecting barrels for the final wine was to look for those providing the best balance of structure and fruit weight, with the structure being the foremost criterion. Likewise, with previous vintages the wine is Cabernet dominant with a purity of Cabernet fruit expression shining through aromatically. The Shiraz brings an earthy spiciness and mid-palate richness, with its softer tannins playing a support role to the layered Cabernet backbone. It is a wine that provides a myriad of complexity with each mouthful where every return to the glass provides something new. This powerfully structured, well-balanced wine will age well over the next 10-15 years.'
- Castelli Estate