In the glass, this wine is a deep garnet. On the nose, black field berries and ripe currant characters dominate. These aromas are joined on the palate by notes of clove, blackcurrants and leather.
With 40% of the blend being Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine shows the blackcurrant characters of Cabernet Sauvignon with interesting ‘twists’ delivered by the Carmenere and Malbec. Specifcally, Carmenere helps deliver viscosity and characters such as spice (think clove, fennel seed, black pepper). Malbec softens the currant characters, tempering them with milder, more aromatic lighter fruit (think blueberry, blackberry).
Our 2014 Border Vines drinks well now, and will respond favourably to up to 10 years of cellar aging.