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2018 Soumah The Butcher

$50.00

Some of the best and most awarded wines in the world are blends and we follow the great Australian tradition of a Syrah, Cabernet blend but add a modern twist of Nebbiolo. The Butcher with it’s elegant but intense fruit and tannin structure is perfect with meat and cheese dishes.

Varietals: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon & Nebbiolo

Oak Regiment: 18 months

Oak Age: 50% new

The Syrah delivers the fruit, the Cabernet adds a savoury focus and the Nebbiolo brings it all together with elegant structure.

[2018 Vintage] – Gold Medal at WineWise Small Vigneron Awards 2019

[2016 Vintage] – Silver Medal at Sydney Royal Wine Show 2019

[2016 Vintage] – 96 Points by James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020

[2018 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at Melbourne International Wine Show 2019

[2016 Vintage] – 90 Points by Huon Hooke, 2018 The Real Review

[2015 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at Melbourne International Wine Competition 2017

[2015 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2017 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition

“…a blend matured in French oak (50% new) for 18 months. A first for the Yarra Valley, with a radically different label design to Soumah’s other wines. It seems the wine has been bottle-aged pre-release, and that was a smart decision, for all the parts of the wine have coalesced and the tannins have softened. It’s lusciously juicy, with structure behind the delicious fruit flavours, the balance very good. An eye-popper.” (96 Points)
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020 [2016 Vintage]

“The colour is deep red with a tinge of purple and the bouquet is a riot of mocha, coffee, chocolate and cigar-butt: heavy-char oak being very prominent. There are also berry aromas and flavours: cassis and spicy berry flavours galore, and it finishes with a touch of black pepper. It’s fruit sweet in the middle and quite appealing, although the charry oak is rather dominant.” (90 Points)
Huon Hooke, The Real Review [2016 Vintage]

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