- Deep blood red with purple/black hue.
- Boysenberry, cherry, sweet spices, black currants, creamy oak, raspberry conserve, dark plums.
- Rich, textured and multi-layered. This wine has a big concentrated palate with generous weight that evolves from the front to the back. Flavour characteristics include sweet berries and spice with excellent evolution of flavours through the mid to back palate with fine integrated tannins. The 08 is powerful and introverted; where as the previous vintages were all very open upon release and this encourages me to recommend longer cellaring than previous years. This wine needs time and air!
- Antipasto plates and all tapas.
- 5 – 12 years.
- Vintage Notes
Grenache provides the aromatics and sweetness of flavour, the tempranillo gives the funk and tannin profile and the shiraz chimes in with the depth and class which cements this wine as a Gemtree favourite. The 2008 Cadenzia is a class act and concretes our vision of 6 years ago that this style works.