Smithy's Blend #4 bottle
We have a lot of fun blending the Smithy's and we make no secret of the process. Wines that we deem not suitable for the Reserve, S.V. or Parola's labels become "Chateau Homeless". This can be for any number of reasons including reduced cellaring potential, insufficient varietal expression, a lack of the palate-weight required to wear Warrabilla branding or some missing element or piece of the puzzle. But this is the great thing about blending. The missing piece of one puzzle, can often be found in another wine with the end result far exceeding the sum of the individual components. And that is the wine we've all come to love.
Medium garnet in colour with cassis, liquorice, spice and some toasty oak on the nose. Shiraz is the predominant grape in this blend and imparts ripe raspberries and generous chocolate to the palate. Durif and Cabernet add yet more liquorice and dark berry fruits along with the structural tannins responsible for the weight and mouthfeel of the wine. A seriously drinkable drop, enjoy this wine in good company over the next 3 years