- Case of 6$269.94
Colour: Dark red/brown.
Aroma: A slight earthy nose with a wonderful freshly opened cigar box scent along with dark black fruits & a slight floral hint.
Palate: A fine tannin structure provides a wonderfully elegant but powerful palate which is complimented by the red berry & earthy notes. There is still an ever so slight hint of the floral aroma which leads through to the palate. Fantastic to drink now but will cellar beautifully.
Finish: A wonderfully long entertaining finish with a lingering blackberry & earthy note.
Serving Suggestion: A beef lasagne which can be made richer with a little wine added to the simmering meat sauce.
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%.
If we were making this wine in the 1980’s we would have called it ‘Barrel Reserve’ or ‘Bosworth Family Reserve’ because that’s exactly what this wine is. When Joch and Nairn taste through the barrels of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon to put together the Battle of Bosworth Shiraz and Battle of Bosworth Cabernet, they always come across barrels of both varieties which they really, really like. Instead of putting them forward for blending and bottling, they tuck them away for another few months for the Best of Vintage. All 3 varieties are made according to the standard operating red wine procedure here at Bosworth, that is they were individually fermented in open vessels and then finished off ferment in barrel. The Petit Verdot was slightly different in that it spent a further period of time on skins. It is the extra time in oak that came into play here with this wine, from those special barrels.