94 Points James Halliday
A complex mix of ripe and juicy blackcurrant, cedar, black olives and toasty oak; plenty of flavour, and good length. Drink to 2020.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2008
The ¾ tonne Wirra Wirra bell is rung to announce the start and finish of each vintage in McLaren Vale and for other suitable celebrations. For generations its voice rang out thrice daily at 6 am, midday and 6 p.m. from the Jesuit Church in Norwood, South Australia, calling the faithful to ‘The Angelus’ prayer.
In honour of that tradition, the name ‘The Angelus’ is reserved only for exceptional parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, which are selected and vinified at Wirra Wirra Vineyards. ‘The Angelus’ is traditionally a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from the McLaren Vale & Coonawarra regions.
The Angelus 2005 has a bright nose showing wild black berry fruits, mulberries and rhubarb, supported by dried herbs, namely oregano and rosemary. Oak adds nutmeg, toffee and smoky aromas.
Wild black berry fruits persist on the palate and are well matched with long and fine tannins and savory oak flavours. This wine is supported by layers of texture and
elegance, offering generous fruit weight and length, with lingering toffee and spice.
This wine will cellar well over the next ten to fifteen years.
Source: Winemaker Notes, Wirra Wirra