Decanter Platinum
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Grape: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Malbec, 1% Merlot

$27.99 $22.99 elsewhere $27.99

Regions : South Australia

In stock


75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Malbec & 1% Merlot

Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Inviting and complex aromatics welcome you into this wine; brambly, leafy notes backed up by deep dark fruit with subtle spice and char interplay on the nose. There is a deceptive density to this wine’s aroma that hints at what lies beyond….

We think we ‘cracked it’ in 2015 with the inaugural London Calling Cabernet Malbec (by finally getting the boss to let us throw a decent whack of beautiful Malbec plushness in with our structured and at times ‘shy’ Cabernet Sauvignon).

The 2016 release builds on that breakthrough style – the wine shows plush generosity but there is a layering of flavours and complexity to this vintage that invites not just a second but third look. Generous, accessible primary fruit sits pretty up front but let the wine breathe and suddenly these dry, fine and lightly chewy tannins build on the back palate, lending a savoury edge to the dark fruit finish of this baby.  

We need to let you in on a little secret…this year, for the first the first time we waved a skerrick of ‘Magic Merlot’ over this blend. We have a passionate and determined grower who produces an amazing parcel of merlot grapes from a block adjacent the cellar door. This parcel then sits in the barrel store (old oak) and when used as a finishing aid to almost any red wine seems to pull everything together in a very special kind of way. It contributes structure, softness and acts as a cohesive, cunning negotiator to unite disparate forces into a seamless finished wine….1 – 2% at most the magic of Merlot strikes again!"

88/100 Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, June 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Cabernet sauvignon and malbec from the principle regional exponent of this classic blend: the Clare Valley. Sweet, juicy, dusty and dry: at once. Jubey raspberry and aniseed flavours blend straight into saltbush, tar and dust. It’s a firm, well-flavoured, straight-shooting red, ready for drinking."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 3 bottles we may charge extra for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes. You can find posting & gift options here.