Bannockburn Douglas 2016

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About This Wine

In keeping with the philosophy behind the Douglas label, which is to produce a red wine blend that genuinely reflects each "Bannockburn" vintage, changes in the wine style will occur because no two growing seasons are ever the same. In this 'Geelong Claret' incarnation, Cabernet is the star performer, with dusty blackcurrant and liquorice flavours dominant. There is sufficient Merlot and Shiraz to round out the mid-palate and some savoury meaty characters add interest. This is a bigger, bolder expression of Douglas than previous releases, but just as impressive. Cabernet Sauvignon (64%), Merlot (27%) and Pinot Noir.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Pinot Noir
Country Australia
Region Geelong
Brand Bannockburn
Vintage 2016

The Wine Front – Really meaty scents, loads of green pepper and beetroot and briar too. That fantastic feral kind of scent, angry, wild, mashed fruit in undergrowth, grapes moulting off vines. Wild in flavours too, more meat and savouriness, black plums, salty liquorice, but silky as fresh satin sheets, long, settling in the palate with ultra fine tannins and cool acidity. It’s really captivating. I imagine sitting over this wine for a very long time.

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