Wild Duck Creek Estate Ducks & Drakes 2012
The wine has a crimson colour. With red fruits, bright acids and a smooth and well rounded palate, this is a ‘WOW’ wine of this release. The wine shows plump flavours of blackcurrant, plum, hints of jellybeans, and a sprinkle of spice. The long finish is held together by some signature Cabernet tannins.
Blend information: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Shiraz.
This is a glorious food wine, where one glass is never enough.
Matured for 22 months in 30% new French and American oak hogsheads.
Drink now until 2028. 14.8% alc
Wild Duck Creek Estate is one of those cult wineries in Australia, based outside of Melbourne, that achieved much of its acclaim due to a mixture of excellent winemaking techniques (vinification is entirely effected through manual pressing), a winemaker with a keen sense of what good wine (David knows and deeply loves his vines), and of course, that Robert Parker 99-pointer for their flagship “Duck Muck” in the ’97 vintage. Jamus Aug 21, 2002
“Vibrant aromatics on this wine. Deep purple in colour, the mixture of oak throws up some complex aromas of coffee, jubes/lollies and red berries. The wine is well balanced, has soft acid and succulent drying tannins. A mid palate wine with juicy flavours of raspberries and some dried herb notes. A bold blend of a wine that is delicious and intense with a rich sweet mouthful that keeps on giving.” Wild Duck Creek