Hartenberg Estate Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
At a previous Classic Wine Trophy competition ten Gold medals were awarded by the French judges to the 385 red wines. Most estates entered their flagship wines. Due to Hartenberg Estates uncompromising approach to standards they felt comfortable entering the pocketfriendly Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz. The wine won Gold.
In much the same way that many Bordeaux chateaux have "second" wines, from 1991 this has been Hartenberg Estates.
Hartenberg Estate Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz is peppery and spicy with rich berry aromas. The wine has richness and elegant fruit flavours, the fruit / oak balance is stylish and has soft, smooth, silky "drink me" finish, with good structure and length.