1972 Vintage

Although not specified, according to Len Evans the ratio of Cabernet to Shiraz was roughly 1:2 around the time of this vintage, whereas in the sixties it was closer to 1:1. Considering this particular bottle had some cork soundness issues, it showed particularly well after being decanted for well over an hour.  Quite an elegant nose, which is always a feature of this vineyard, first planted in 1838 by John Reynell. Although a little short on the front palate, it surprisingly had a decent finish, considering it was primarily consisting of secondary fruit characters. Overall, a very pleasant claret, that offered considerable enjoyment at 40 years of age (Ullage: High shoulder 92 points 31/12/12).

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