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2008 Patina ‘Jezza’ Cabernet Merlot

RRP: $55.00

MEMBER: $41.25

Tasting Note

Holding its colour well; still enjoying life greatly, with fragrant flowery/berry aromas on the bouquet, the palate with excellent balance and length; once again, cassis does most of the talking, but fine-grained tannins and cedary oak lift and lengthen the finish. Well balanced and attractive now, don’t be tempted to go past ’20 without checking its progress.

95 Points, James Halliday, Wine Companion

Winemaker’s Notes: 

Made up primarily of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from the cool climate volcanic soils of Orange, this wine is complemented by a small portion of Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine nuances of black currant flavours with good up front palate intensity and a lingering soft tannin finish. Merlot rounds out the mid palate and contributes rich berry flavours while the Cabernet Franc contributes a lightly lifted floral note, sweet spice and intensity to the mid palate.

What’s in a name: 

Jezza is what my nephews dubbed me when they were at boarding school in Orange. They spent most of their weekends with us and this period is filled with good memories so I thought it appropriate to call my Signature red wine Jezza.

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Description

Winemakers Notes:  Made up primarily of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from the cool climate volcanic soils of Orange, this wine is complemented by a small portion of Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine nuances of black currant flavours with good up front palate intensity and a lingering soft tannin finish. Merlot rounds out the mid palate and contributes rich berry flavours while the Cabernet Franc contributes a lightly lifted floral note, sweet spice and intensity to the mid palate.

Colour:  Dark ruby red in colour.

Winemaking:  The grapes were crushed then cold soaked to extract dark berry flavours before being fermented in vat. It was pressed off skins during late ferment and aged in new and old French oak along with one new American barrel – just to add a little interest.

Cellaring:  This wine is drinking well now but if you can put it away for three to five years it will develop enticing secondary characters and the tannins should become silky and simply irresistible.

Additional Information
Variety

Cabernet Sauvigon, Merlot

Body

Medium Bodied

Range

Reserve

Cellaring

Will reward long term cellaring