In a nutshell:
A cool and classy South Australian red blend from vineyards in the Eden Valley.
FDR1A is an abbreviation for Fine Dry Red 1A. It's a top notch blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz first produced in 1974 from carefully selected vineyards exclusively in the Eden Valley. 2014 saw a long ripening period and has produced wines with best tannins and natural acids seen for some years. It spent 15 months in a mix of French oak barriques and hogsheads before bottling. The outcome is a wine that's big, but not overpowering with refined floral and soft spice aromas leading you into a generous wine with a very approachable sweet fruit complexity.
When to drink:
An elegant, well structured wine that's nicely mature now, but will cellar well into the mid 2020s. Great to enjoy with big beefy dishes, or many types of rich dishes.
Suitable for Vegans