Christo’s Paddock Vineyard | Langhorne Creek.

We are proud to release our 2017 Joseph Shiraz, 2017 Meddler Malbec and 2017 Spartacus Cabernet, Malbec Shiraz.

All wines are also available in 1.5L Magnum formats.

Be  quick to select your limited edition numbered bottle for the 1.5 Spartacus magnums as certain numbers always go first!

 

JOSEPH
SHIRAZ
LANGHORNE CREEK | 2017

Small berries, low yields and open bunches characterise the Shiraz grown on Christo’s Paddock. These old vines produce grapes with great flavour intensity and richness. Once fermentation was complete the wine was gently pressed into a combination of new (40%) and old French oak barrels, where it matured for 18 months. Expect red and black berries, coffee and liquorice with a savoury edge and grippy tannins providing great structure, length and age-ability. Cellar for 20 + years.

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THE MEDDLER 
MALBEC
LANGHORNE CREEK | 2017

LIMITED RELEASE

Handcrafted Malbec from our ‘Christo’s Paddock’ vineyard in Langhorne Creek. A small parcel of fruit was selected from a block of 10 year old vines on ultra premium dirt, just off the Angus River. The wine was barrel-aged for 16 months in new and seasoned French barriques. It’s loaded with perfume, is intensely purple, plush and elegant, with soft tannins and bold flavours that marry beautifully with rich dishes like charry lamb on the barbecue, or your favourite slow-cooked dinner. Named after Mark’s mum who is affectionately nicknamed ‘The Meddler’

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‘Deep red/purple colour, with a subdued bouquet, ripe and clean but reserved. The wine is soft and full, rounded and ample, with fine powdery tannins and abundant flavour’

Huon Hooke


SPARTACUS
CABERNET, MALBEC, SHIRAZ
LANGHORNE CREEK | 2017

Our best parcels of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are selectively picked from low yielding old vines grown on premium dirt, just off the Angas River in Langhorne Creek.

The three varieties are separately crushed, fermented and barrel-aged, to create richness, complexity and balance. This is a classic blend, combining the intensity of Shiraz, structure and great age-ability of Cabernet Sauvignon and powerful lift of Malbec. Expect concentrated, bold flavours and great length.

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Email sam@karrawatta.com.au to select your limited edition Magnum Number.

Reviews for the 2016 vintage are below.


‘This is a jibe of the very best barrels across each variety and boy, does it strut. In a flashy way, mind you, employing impeccable tannin management from the alloyed grape tannins to the classy wood; optimally ripe fruit and plenty of varietal chutzpah with a whiff of salinity and herb. While far from subtle, this is an exercise in a warm climate blend that works very well; never straying into caricature.’

James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion 2019.
 

Deep red/purple colour, with a perfumed bouquet showing talc and blackberry nuances. The palate is intense and bright,
concentrated and yet also elegant, with some very ripe blackberry fruit flavours, a trace of bitterness, and tremendous length and mouthfilling generosity of flavour. A big, ripe wine – an impressive and delicious style. 

Huon Hooke

Trophy Wine (2016 VINTAGE)
Six Nations Wine Challenge 2018 

Gold / 5 Stars (2016 VINTAGE)
Winestate Magazine

95 points Gold (2016 VINTAGE)
Halliday Wine Companion 2019

Gold / 5 Stars (2016 VINTAGE) Equal Top In Category/Eligible for Wine of the Year
Winestate Magazine 

95 points (2016 VINTAGE)
Huon Hooke, The Real Review