The Islander Bark Hut Road Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2019
Our signature Shiraz Cabernet Franc blend in a Bordeaux style.
One of the first wines Jacques' released from The Islander Estate, this 2019 Shiraz Cabernet Franc blend continues a long tradition of excellence. This elegant Bordeaux-style blend offers firm tannins, natural acidity, beautiful blackberry and sarsaparilla notes at the darker end of the fruit spectrum with Oak notes – vanilla and coconut. It will age beautifully – up to 10 years and beyond.
Kangaroo Island's maritime climate is a dominating presence in the wines produced at The Islander. That, and the role of the native bush lands of old-growth eucalyptus and mallee. Both are evident here. Sea spray, red currant, raspberry and spice with an earthy savouriness, reveal a sense of place. A tad reductive on the palate, but it blows away with some swishing to reveal a savoury-infused palate, charcuterie and game with a rising pepper imprint. A complex lovely just starting out. Halliday Wine Companion 2021
Awards & Accolades
93/100 Halliday Wine Companion 2021