Westlake 717 Convicts
Westlake "717 The Felon" Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Fabulous Barossa Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon. 92 Points James Halliday.
Westlake Vineyards is a small, family operated business committed to producing exceptional wines from our vineyards in the renowned northern sub-regions of Koonunga and Moppa in the Barossa Valley. Sustainability is at the heart of our vision and we embrace nature. Our aim is to capture the soils and seasons in which these vines grow and to celebrate their differences, ensuring that each vintage will have its own story to tell. By combining Darren’s colourful convict past and Suz’s traditional Barossa heritage we look forward to creating our own unique story.
Ultra rare, hand crafted, Barossan wines with a difference.
A traditional Australian blend of 60% and 40% Cabernet from our Jaensches Moppa Vineyard. The Cabernet was sourced from the top of the block while the Shiraz was sourced from Block 3. Both parcels were kept separate until the last stages before bottling. Fermented in open fermenters and left on skins for 2 weeks on completion of fermentation. The Cabernet was matured in French oak and the Shiraz in American. Bottled, unfined and unfiltered.
A wine that is generous with dark berried fruit, notably dark cherries and chocolate. Subtle oak influence matched with a balanced tannin and acid structured makes it the perfect partner to any dish. Drink now or cellar with confidence over the next 8+years from vintage.
92 Points James Halliday
Sustainable & Vegan