Our Baudinet Blend is named after a partner in Kilikanoon, Bruce Baudinet, who owns the Clare Valley vineyard where the Shiraz and Mataro are grown.
The 2017 vintage, with its cool nights, warm days and mostly dry conditions was perfect in slowing down the ripening process, elevating the distinctive regional fruit characters and seamless blend composition.
Made in the classic Rhône style, each of the three varieties individual characters are truly magnified when they come together in the final cuvée. To that end, all parcels of fruit are vinified and matured separately using traditional winemaking techniques; fifteen months maturation in seasoned French oak hogsheads and the final assemblage bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson tints.
Black cherries, cloves, savoury meats and French oak chariness effortlessly meld together as one on the fragrant nose.
A seamless blend, perfectly crafted from these three noble varieties, the black cherries, spices and tarriness from the nose carry forward to the palate, in a swirling and textural flavour experience. Powdery tannins and fine grained seasoned oak completing the picture.