2016 SBL Grand Total
This single barrel is a blending of the ripest Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc destined for our Grand Total Reserve. The barrel used is some of the finest French oak that money can buy, so that after a full 32 months of barrel aging and a further 25 months in bottle we decided to release this exclusively to our wine club members.
A massively rich wine showing the best of each variety in seamless unison and cloaked in subtle nuances from the extended barrel ageing. A big statement but this is a benchmark Bordeaux blend worthy of sitting alongside any in the world.
This wine is drinking exceptionally well now but will reward when cellared for a further 7 - 10 years from vintage date.