Specials 2015 Salomon Estate Norwood Shiraz Cabernet - last cases!

2015 Salomon Estate Norwood Shiraz Cabernet - last cases!

2015 Salomon Estate Norwood Shiraz Cabernet - last cases!
Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW

This wine combines 78% Shiraz and 22% Cabernet Sauvignon from 22 year-old vines.
A mild, dry summer led to lower than average yields of small, concentrated berries.
The grapes were de-stemmed and the whole berries fermented in open fermenters and tanks.

The ferment wine spent three weeks on skins to maximise flavour and structure and it was then matured for about 18 months in French and American oak barrels, 10% of which were new.

Deep purple.

Ripe blackberry and spices with understated oak and complex hints of dried herbs.

Structure / Palate
Medium to full-bodied. Rich, sweet dark fruits with a hint of chocolate. Firm, balanced tannin structure. The wine finishes with very good length.

This is a deeply flavoured, highly complex wine. It ideally needs a year or so to settle down and soften, but is enjoyable now with flavoursome red meat dishes.
It will soften further and gain complexity with bottle-age past 2022.


James Halliday 2018 Wine Companion review: "This densely compact wine is woven with a fine tannic thread, dutiful oak supports and bright acidity, giving form to a parade of black fruit, coffee, bitter chocolate and currant. Liquorice all sorts and violet, too. A wine that struts a warm climate generosity without straying into excess, while priming the heady fruit flavours with a maritime salinity". 93 points. Drink to 2025.

Toni Patterson from the Real Review: "A classic Australian blend of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. This wine perfectly illustrates the symbiosis that exists between these two varieties. The perfume exhibits both richness and freshness and the palate has line, harmony and balance. There is incredible energy to the palate, which is laden with opulent, ripe, heady fruit. Released July 2017." 90 points. Drink to 2023

Unit Size Bottle
Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 14.5%
Cellaring Potential 2023+
Serving Suggestion Why not a grilled sirloin or backstrap?
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