Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Natural tannin levels are good, and the overall extract and weight are more than satisfactory. To date, Mount Benson’s Cabernet styles have won a number of trophies and gold medals.
Chardonnay is fine and elegant and has an excellent intensity.
These crisp, grassy, herbaceous wines are very different from the far richer examples of Padthaway, reflecting the distinctly warmer climate of Mount Benson, with attractive touches of gooseberry and passionfruit.
The wine quality and style is exciting, with cherry, black pepper and spice flavours in a medium-bodied frame lending itself to the use of French oak. Other winemakers, well experienced with Shiraz, are also adding a small quantity of Viognier to enhance the suppleness and style.