Sally’s Paddock 2013 750ml
$95.00–$570.00 Inc. WET&GST
The Sally’s Paddock is the jewel in the Redbank crown. Named after winemaker Neill Robb’s wife, Sally’s Paddock is a distinctive wine made from a single non-irrigated vineyard established in 1973 at Redbank. The Sally’s Paddock vineyard grows modest crops of exceptional quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Merlot which are hand-picked at optimum balance, small batch made with wild yeast, hand punched, basket pressed all in the old Australian way. Extended use of new American and Nevers oak ensures that the characteristics of the unique blend from this legendary vineyard are conserved in the wine until ultimate maturity. It is universally regarded as one of Australia’s classic red wines.
This powerful wine has an intense dark ruby colour with a bright purple tinge. Fragrant aromatics of spicy mulberries and dark plums mingled with floral notes of roses, sweet oak, brambles, leather, cigar box and a faint hint of truffles. Full bodied on the palate with a smooth, long, even texture that is both savoury and mouth filling, with reserved rich fruits of black cherries and dark plum. Typical notes of violets and white pepper, savoury spices of star anise and cassis with hints of brambly berries. Intense texture and is persistent in length with a slight dried herbal lift to finish. As always, a seamless blend of the varietals that, married together, result in dense, earthy characters balanced with fine grained yet powerful tannins and firm acidity. Overall, a wonderfully complex, rich and opulent wine made in the classically restrained Sally’s Paddock style.