Shearers Lament 'Comb' South Australia Cabernet Merlot 2013
Region: South Australia
This is a complete red and by this I mean it combines the two features which are most important to us which is big red flavours and affordability. It is not so hard to make cheap wine but the great art to us is to make a wine that can be confused with a label which is priced at four times the price. Yes deep investigation may show the differences to this higher priced red but we are no longer surprised by how marginal these often are.
In the trade they talk about success coming when a new release 'over delivers' to which we like to add 'under-priced and over delivers'. The Comb is one of three Shearers reds which move from drier and firmer to plusher and fuller with the Comb being pushed to the full, plush side by the use of Merlot.
We favour this wine being drunk over the next three years.