75cl * 14% ABV * Margaret River, Western Australia
In 1974 Capel Vale was the first winery in Western Australia to own and establish vineyards in the cool climate regions of Margaret River, Mount Barker and Geographe. Original winemaker and owners Dr Peter and Elizabeth Pratten produced the first vintage in 1980, handing responsibility to son Simon in the mid 2000s. They are still a family-owned and -managed winery.
This tremendous vintage (low yield, but very high quality fruit) gives aromas of rich damson fruit and dark chocolate, with cassis flavours and soft integrated ripe tannins on the refined and long finish. Lovely with roast sirloin of beef or black and blue steak straight off the BBQ (or Aga-cue in the winter months).