Cape Jaffa Mt. Benson Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
84/100 James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2005
This Cabernet is from vineyards predominantly within the Mt Benson region, supplemented with material from other regions within the Limestone Coast Zone. It exhibits the typical lifted Cabernet blackberry nose followed by a rich fruit driven palate and soft oak integration. An excellent wine with red meat dishes and spicy Asian food.
Cape Jaffa Mt. Benson Shiraz 2000
89/100 James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2005
Both black and white pepper are prominent on the nose, with hints of tobacco, rose petal and Boysenberry. Ripe blackberry fruit characters dominate the dense, full-flavoured palate. The well-defined tannins give the wine a long finish and add balance to the fine structure. Although drinking well now this wine will develop in the bottle for the next 3 to 8 years. The wine has had minimal filtration so may throw a deposit with extended cellaring.
Siberia Shiraz 2001
This wine has been called Siberia because the grapes come from a vineyard which is pruned during the winter. Ripe mulberries with toasty oak, black pepper and dark plums. Great structure and complexity.