Bright maroon in color. Vibrant and fresh with red cherry, plum and subtle mocha finish on the nose. The velvety tannins integrate well with the fruit complexity and fresh acidity. The wine is well rounded with loads of personality; the length and persistence of flavor.
This Australian wine offers incredible bang for the buck. It has the advantage of coming from Langhorne Creek, 47 miles southeast of Adelaide, one of the cooler parts of South Australia. The wines from this region show good fruit definition and tend to be well-balanced and less simple “fruit bomb” in character.
Regarded as one of the best kept secrets in Australian viticulture, Langhorne Creek is one of Australia's oldest and most significant wine regions. It is a broad flood plain influenced by the local Bremer and Angas Rivers and is dominated by the magnificent River Red Gums. The name acknowledges Alfred Langhorne, a cattle drover who brought animals overland to a property known as Langhorne's Station during the 1840s. The place where Alfred Langhorne traversed the Bremer River was referred to as Langhorne’s Crossing from which the current name Langhorne Creek evolved. Traveling through the region, Frank Potts recognized the potential of the area, settled there in 1850, and planted the first grapes in the district in the 1860s at the now heritage-listed Bleasdale Winery. The total area planted to vines was 440 hectares as late as the early 1990s until the secret was discovered. The region now boasts almost 6000 hectares of vineyards supplying the Australian wine industry with consistently premium quality fruit and Langhorne Creek branded wines.
Nine Mile Road is named for the road that traverses Langhorne Creek. It is 100% Shiraz aged 12 months in used French oak barrels. It shows a vivid, dark red color with a touch of youthful purple. Aromatics of Bing cherries and darker fruits are followed by lush fruit with a full mouthfeel and hints of cocoa and spicy licorice. The velvety tannins are nicely integrated with fresh acidity. Killer! The intensity of this delicious wine will blow you away!