2016 The Reuben

$27.00

Tasting Notes

Deep red colour. This wine showcases the mastery and craftmanship of blending together four grape varieties from specialist local growers.

Highly aromatic, spicy and delicious. Enjoy a lifted bouquet of poached plum and rhubarb with hints of delicate oak, leatherwood and licorice. The palate is finely structured with incredible layered fruit flavor. Spice and savoury notes in a long finish. A wonderful food wine dedicated to Reuben Chapman, an early Paracombe settler.

What the reviewers are saying

A blend with all the traditional Bordeaux grape varieties thrown in for good measure, and it sure works. Ripe, warm and smelling of terracotta, black currant, plum and tobacco, albeit in a riper Australian idiom. Paracombe’s signature tannins are again detailed, precise and tightly wound, corseting the fruit and reining in any excess. A delicious, restrained and pointed example of the style. A steal at the price. Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion

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Wine Information

Vintage: 2016
Region: Adelaide Hills
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 45%, Merlot 26%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Malbec 4%
Vineyard & Site Climate: Grapes harvested from the Drogemuller family vineyard and Howard, MacGillivray and Waugh local specialist sites.
Alc: 14.4%
Production: 1156 cases (12 x 750mL)

Award/Accolade History
  • 2016 Vintage; Gold 2021 Adelaide Hills Wine Show, 93 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2015 Vintage; 93 Points Halliday Wine Companion, 93 Points Decanter Magazine, 92 Points Nick Stock JamesSuckling.com, 90 Points Huon Hooke
  • 2014 Vintage; 93 Points Halliday Wine Companion, 91 Points Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front
  • 2013 Vintage; Gold 2018 Sydney International Wine Competition, 95 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2012 Vintage; Blue Gold 2017 Sydney International Wine Competition, 93 Points Halliday Wine Companion, 90 Points Rob Geddes MW
  • 2010 Vintage; 90 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2009 Vintage; Highest Pointed Wine & Gold 2012 Royal Melbourne Wine Show, Gold 2012 Adelaide Hills Wine Show, 91 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2008 Vintage; 94 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2006 Vintage; 91 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2004 Vintage; 90 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2003 Vintage; 92 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2002 Vintage; 90 Points Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2001 Vintage; 94 Points Halliday Wine Companion, 91 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine