Boundary Shiraz Cabernet is produced using parcels of fruit from along the boundary fence of the Spring Gully vineyard, situated at the highest point of the Clare region, some 500 metres above sea level. Here, as the land drops away to the plains below the vines are cooled by the regular evening sea breezes from the nearby Spencer Gulf.
The 2017 vintage in Clare was an excellent one, with the growing season characterised by higher than average rainfall, the fruit produced had fantastic colour, flavour development and tannin structures.
Boundary is the perfect red for deep glasses and lively conversation. It’s supple and smooth throughout, exuding class and taking your palate to the Clare with honesty and style. Jampacked with lively notes of blackcurrant, plums, eucalyptus, cedar and dark, briary spices, this delivers over and above its very fair price.60% Shiraz, 40% Cabernet. Inky dark red in colour. On the nose there are spicy dark plum fruit with blackcurrant and eucalypt notes. The palate has rich, plush and juicy flavours of fleshy plum and dark berry fruit, notes of cedary oak and damp earth, fine-grained tannins and a savoury finish.
From one of the Clare Valley’s smaller, but distinguished, wineries, whose wines you don’t see much of over this way (thanks, AWC), this is a full, rich balanced mouthful of Cab Sav/Shiraz Blend drinking well now but good for, I reckon, at least another 5-8 yrs.