2016 Samantha’s Paddock Mélange Traditionnel

2016 Samantha’s Paddock Mélange Traditionnel

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  • Rated 97 by Nick Butler from The Real Review
  • Rated 93+ by Campbell Mattinson from The Wine Front
  • Awarded Gold at the 2022 London Wine Competition, scoring 92 points

Known as the “impossible wine” because of the steepness of the land from which its fruit was grown, presence of underground, rocky seams and outcrops that were thought to be insurmountable. In keeping with the traditional varieties of Bordeaux, this wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 

This fifth vintage of our flagship signature red blend epitomises our commitment to honour and reflect the finest examples of the classic Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines upon which our region’s enviable reputation was forged and cemented.

It features brooding restrained fruit characters of red currant, blackberry, bramble, pink peppercorn and sage leaf with complexing savoury elements of clove, cedar and cigar box. Suppleness on the palate combines with a defined ferrous character and flavours of berry compote, smoked meats, Szechuan pepper and cocoa nib. The silky texture winds through rustic yet regal tannins on the poised youthful palate.

Release Date August 2021
Vintage 2016
Cellaring 15+ years
Case Size 6 bottles
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