Passing Clouds Graeme's Shiraz Cabernet 2018
Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
EXCELLENT CELLARING POTENTIAL - cellar up to 30 years but we will drink it after 10!
Passing Clouds was the name co-founders Graeme Leith and Sue Mackinnon gave to their small family owned winery when in 1974 having tirelessly hand planted their central Victorian Bendigo vineyard, were hoping for rain. Rain clouds would come, threaten and pass, and on old gold diggings and a deserted creek bed, they planted Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
The 2018 Graeme's Shiraz Cabernet blend from Passing Clouds is bright purple with a ruby hue. The aromas of plum and raspberry jam, superb aromatic complexity with exotic spice and a rich earthiness. The palate is already showing as silky, with ultra-fine yet persistent tannin. Spice dominates the palate, with hints of licorice and barbecue char. The wine concludes with lingering black fruit alongside the elegant structure.