Levrier by Jo Irvine 'Anubis' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
French word meaning ‘greyhound’, Lévrier are one of the oldest breed of dog appearing in ancient art and literature throughout history.
Originally bred as hunting dogs, these majestic animals are constant companions in winemaker Jo Irvine’s life and have been associated with royalty, warriors and noblemen for centuries.
Egyptian god of the dead, Anubis is represented as a man with a greyhound dog’s head. Depicted as a protector of graves, his role was to usher souls of the dead to safely into the afterlife.
Tutankhamen and Cleopatra’s many greyhounds were entombed and sometimes mummified with their owners to protect them on their way into royalty afterlife.
Personally selected single vineyard fruit from dedicated Barossa and Eden Valley growers, matured for 24 months in specific new French oak barrels and bottle aged for a minimum of 12 months before release.
Awards & Accolades
Awarded 95 points by James Halliday
Awarded Gold Medal at Sommeliers Choice Awards USA 2020
Awarded Double Gold Medal at 2020 New York International Wine Competition (96 points)
Awarded 4.5 Stars from Winestate Magazine