The 2010 L’Impératrice is a Syrah blend consisting of 80% Shiraz and 20% Cabernet grown at the Equus @ Moonambel Vineyard.
Definitely a unique wine as the shiraz and cabernet grapes were picked on the same day and co-fermented. This has produced a velvety smooth, very full-bodied, plummy, spicy wine.
Alcohol is restrained at 13.7% and the tannins are beautifully balanced on the back palate. An elegant wine.
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The label pictures Empress Eugenie, married to Napoleon III. Her grandfather was William Kirkpatrick. William was a wine negotiant and vigneron in Malaga, Spain. This family relationship to the owners of Equus @ Moonambel inspired our premium range of Syrah.