Harcourt Valley Sightings Cabernet Shiraz 2008

I am quite partial to that quintessential Australian blend of cabernet and shiraz.  Unfashionable maybe, but if it works, it works.  And this wine from a small producer in the Bendigo region hit the spot.  Estate grown fruit, and wild yeast is used.  Think sweet fruited plums, currants, dusty earth, Christmas cake and spices by way of fragrance.  On the palate, some length, sweet fruit and improvement with time in the glass.  A frankly very enjoyable wine.  87 points (7.2/10)

Abv: 14%
Price: around $20
Source: sample
Would I buy it having tasted it?  Yes
Website: http://www.harcourtvalley.com.au/
May 24, 2011


  1. Glad you enjoyed this one. Has 2 trophies and just picked up a Gold Medal at the London International Wine Show last week!
    The only problem we have with this wine is that we do not have much left!


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