The Marriage is a production of 110 dozen. This vintage is a wine which speaks of the essence of the regions from which it is sourced and the varietals which have made them famous.
The shiraz is sourced from our estate vineyards in the BAROSSA VALLEY. with the cabernet sauvignon sourced from a vineyard in the COONAWARRA where the terra rosa soils give the wine that true earthy character that the Coonawarra has become renowned for.
Deep red in colour, you can smell the rich ripe blackberry and plum fruits from the Barossa shiraz, with a touch of blackcurrant/cassis from the Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon all complemented by refined, well integrated toasty, charry oak.
This Marriage is rich, soft and virtually seamless, with neither variety overwhelming the other. Subtle oak again complements the fruit, whilst the tannins add backbone and length.
Approachable now, this blend will continue to age well in the bottle if stored in a cool dark place.
2012 The Marriage
** 93 pts. James Halliday, 2015 Australian Wine Companion