Sir Ian Botham and Bob Willis are two of the biggest names in the modern era of world cricket. Geoff Merrill’s reputation on the International stage of winemaking is equally impressive. A mutual passion for their respective professions, cricket and wine, drew them together during the English tour of Australia in 1978. Since then a lasting friendship has developed over many bottles opened and balls bowled.
About This Wine:
The colour is a very deep dark red. The aroma is characterised by ripe, concentrated berries, spice and herbs. Olive, plum, currant, menthol and chocolate just for starters. Then earth, sage and a little vanilla bean pokes out between the toasty oak.
Not your typical Cabernet, this is a ripe, inky, muscular specimen that eats rump steak for breakfast. The palate has great length and acidity with firm, grippy tannins and ample fruit weight bringing it all together.
95 points – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit) “Wonderfully fruited and gorgeously expressed, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, black cherry, cigar box, roasted coffee bean and black olive aromas on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that is impressively flavoured with excellent weight and intensity. The wine displays seductive complexity together with fine texture and chalky tannins, finishing superbly long and sturdy. 5 stars.”
95 points – Australian Wine Showcase Magazine
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