Savvy Australian wine fans know the name “Currency Creek” on a label promises serious class in the bottle. So when we got the call from our man on the ground that there was a small parcel of barrel-aged Cabernet available from one of McLaren Vale’s most famous boutiques, we swooped in.
The caveat: we can’t reveal the name of the estate, as their regular customers usually pay a much (much) higher premium for their wines. But what we can tell you is the estate in question has won dozens major international awards and sky-high point ratings from the likes of The Wine Advocate.
In addition to a top-notch winemaking team and superb growing region, this “Hand-Selected Cellar Selection” also benefits from an outstanding vintage. Across Australia, 2015 is being hailed as a fantastic year, in which “Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon show intense tannins and deep colors, with good cellaring potential” (Wine Spectator).
A splash of Shiraz (5 percent) adds spicy, berry-oomph to the rich, black-fruit core, while time in barrel imparts subtle oak and chocolaty notes – perfect for hearty barbecue or pasta dishes. This is a stellar value – get yours today!