ACJ Icon Blend Cabernet/Petit Verdot 2018

ACJ Icon Blend Cabernet/Petit Verdot 2018

This handcrafted wine is superbly balanced by a seam of structural tannins. well integrated oak and a great flavour profile.

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Wine details

Wine Specs
Cabernet Petit Verdot
McLaren Vale
Harvest Date
Bottling Date
14th May 2021
Alcohol %

Winemaker's Notes

This limited and rare ACJ release pays homage to our founder, ACJ.

Only produced in selected years that display outstanding varietal and regional characteristics. A blend of 83% Cabernet from our acclaimed Basket Weave contoured vineyard, and 17% of Petit Verdot from the original Geoff Johnston plantings in the Katunga vineyard of the mid 1980’s.

The bouquet displays briary blackberry, violets, Morello Cherry and Kalamata olive with hints of subtle cedary oak and black plum.  On the palate intense black cherry and boysenberry are complemented by hints of musk and liquorice, all enveloped in fine grained savoury French oak. The wine has a beautifully integrated seam of ripe tannin and long sustained finish.  Aerate extensively to drink now or will age gracefully with correct cellaring.