The newest release of the estate’s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend yields vibrant red and black fruit with earthy hints that precedes a touch of astringency, underpinned by approachable tannins with a definite savoury edge and schist undertones, good acidity and a firm finish. This wine benefits from extra time in the glass, or hold for a few years.
This has a lighter colour in the glass than previous vintages but packs a punch with penetrating notes of cherries, raspberries, vanilla spice, toast, beetroot and bramble/loam notes. It is elegant and gorgeous on the palate with earthy red berries, cranberries, cassis, evident but smooth tannins with depth and polish through a long finish.
Such a beautiful Pinot that’s County through and through. The nose shows lovely brambly raspberry, cherry, red currant, earth, spice and chalky minerality. It’s quite rich on the palate with ripe, smooth tannins delivering a mouth of rich red berries, that underlying minerality, barrel spice notes and a long, long finish.
This well-balanced blend of Merlot (32%), Cabernet Franc (23%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (23%), with Malbec (11%) and Petit Verdot (11%) rewards with intense red and black fruit over tobacco aromas, dried fruit and cranberry. The luscious but elegantly structured palate yields raspberry, red current and spice flavours wrapped in well-integrated, mainly French oak with balanced acidity and complexity through the lingering and juicy finish.
This red superstar hits all the right notes with a wow nose of black cherries, Grandma’s raspberry jam, violets, incense, cedar, earth, spice and mineral notes that all work in harmony. It’s intense on the palate with persistent cherry/raspberry fruits, soft tannins, layers of spice, freshening acidity and depth of flavour through the finish.
Deep ruby in colour with a blackberry and vanilla oak nose; medium-bodied, dry, with lively raspberry and red plum flavours and well-integrated oak.
Yes, another winning Franc from Stratus! Deep ruby with a beguiling nose of crème de cassis, raspberry, damson plum, vanilla, mint, chocolate and spice. The sweet fruit palate adds nuances of vanilla and grilled herbs. Weighty and long. Now until 2024.