For the first time, no Cabernet Sauvignon was used in this blend, and making it our first Merlot-based Marlbrook blend.
The Merlot was complemented by our excellent Malbec fruit, with structure and backbone of some Petit Verdot and a dash of Shiraz, to add a little finesse and complexity.
Each and every barrel was tasted, evaluated and carefully selected to meet with the classic Marlbrook style.
After blending, the wine was returned to barrel for four more months, taking the total time in barrel to 22 months. This allowed for further development and tannin integration, evident in the wine today.