Wild Duck Creek is a small family-run winery situated 8km west of Heathcote, alongside the Wild Duck Creek. David (aka ‘Duck’) and Diana planted the first vines in 1974 and in 1979 named the first vineyard Alan’s Cabernet Vineyard, after Duck’s late father Alan. The Original Vineyard was planted in 1988 on land owned by Diana’s parents. Traditional winemaking methods including hand-picking, open fermentation, hand-plunging, basket-pressing, and long-term barrel-ageing are fostered, as is the use biodynamic principles on our own vineyards. Duck remains adamant however, that it’s still the vineyard and site selection especially, that dictate great wines.
A real drinkability amongst the athletic, high octane feel. Limber tannins, succulent acidity, oak meshed through the black hole of black fruit, with fringes of sweet chewy cedar making a statement in its frame. Texture is mouthcoating and yet energetic, it lets you know from the waves of cassis, nougat oak and warm spice that flows from the glass. It’s all there, all pervasive and seductive in its own way. It will sit in cellars for an age, and drink well throughout. Tasted: Jun 2015 Alcohol: 15.6%; Drink: 2015-2030; Rated: 94 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
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