There was indeed a Captain Charles Harvey Bagot and he arrived in the British colony of South Australia in December, 1840 and later settled in the Barossa Valley. Hence our use of Captains Table though we use this term for Dry Red Blends that defy varietal classification.
In this case we were offered an aged lot of Barossa red which had huge potential and this forms the base. We like to tweak our wines so additions have been made and the end result is like those 1940s-1950s traditional reds which were made from Shiraz and Cabernet.
The Barossa is about ripe flavours and this is delivered though to this flavour add 8 years of maturation in mature oak and the result is a softer wine that expresses the Barossa in a modified manner.
Lovely colour so pour into a decanter to let this aspect shine.