95 Point Winner
Crayford Barossa Valley Cabernedro 2016
Region: Barossa Valley
A real, genuine discovery from the master blender Benjamin Parker. We make a long arm of wonderful Barossa Cabernet each vintage but mostly we bottle it as a single variety.
We do blend a bit with Shiraz for the famous Australian innovation of Shiraz Cabernet though do not see it as a breakthrough product and are a bit less keen than others.
This vintage Benjamin sourced a surprise in a parcel of incredible Bonvedro which has a riot of floral aroma not dissimilar to Nebbiolo. Playing around he discovered it locks beautifully with our Barossa Cabernet and after a few months of experiments created this final blend which is termed Carbernedro.
The Bonvedro florals and softness merge into the tough inner core of Cabernet and I find the result remarkable.