Story: No second fiddle, the Understudy is a stylistic contrast to our Rifle & Hunt Cabernet.
Vintage: The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development.
Nose: The nose offers subtle aromas of plums and dried herbs with a hint of spice in the background.
Palate: The palate is tasty and rich with plums and spice, complemented by elegant, smooth tannins and a tight, lingering finish.
Food Pairings: Try with a marinated lamb and chargrilled vegetable pizza with goat cheese and rosemary.
Oak Maturation: 15% new French hogsheads for 18 months.
Cellaring: Drink now to 2028
Winemaker: Shane Harris
Cellar Door: 327 Hunt Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Post: PO Box 2370, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Phone: +61 8 8383 2700