Tuck Beckstoffer Wines Mad Hatter 2016
Made at Tuck Beckstoffer's Dancing Hares Estate under winemaker Philipe Melka and consultant Michel Rolland. First produced in 2003, Mad Hatter is a classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a bit of old-vine Petite Sirah. Full-bodied and silky, it delivers signature notes of currant, dark chocolate, licorice and plum.
JS92: "Plenty of ripe blueberry and plum aromas here with a swathe of violet-like florals, too. The palate is succulent and fleshy with a long array of plush, supple tannins that carry ample depth and rich, fresh fruit to the finish. A blend of 48 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 40 per cent merlot, and 12 per cent petite sirah. Drink or hold." - James Suckling