Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carménère are all red grape varieties that are known for being included in wines in the regions of Bordeaux, France. They are frequently blended together in varying amounts, depending on the characteristic of each grape, the terroir and the vintage, to form well-structured medium to full-bodied wines. As usual, Chris and Christian, our fab winemakers, followed their hearts and palates in selecting the Bordeaux varieties to include in the blend. The aim of this wine is to showcase the best of what the season had to offer, and stay true to producing a well-rounded, delicious blend for all to enjoy.
The 2019 Border Vines is a dry, medium to full-bodied red wine with a medium ruby colour, and is our go-to for a versatile red wine with good depth, complexity of flavours and structure. Notes of cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf leap out of the glass on the nose. On the palate, this wine is mouth-filling with fantastic weight and good acidity to balance. The nose is complemented with flavours of cassis, sour cherries, vanilla and oregano. Malbec shines through a little more this year, along with the distinct floral notes of Petit Verdot. Excellent length and concentration of flavours in this vintage make it approachable straightaway. This wine will also reward those with patience, as it will benefit from aging in the bottle over the next five to eight years.
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