1997

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Shiraz, 4% Malbec, 3% Merlot

 

The 1997 vintage was described as 'the best in 10 years' as they showed wonderful complexity and potential for great longevity. Yields were down about 30% due to low fruitfulness from the cold 1996 vintage. Small bunches resulted in higher than normal sugars. Weather in the vintage was fine and mild.

 

Region: Kyneton, Macedon Ranges, VIC

Alc: 13.5%

Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2038