This single batch of Barossa Valley Cabernet is so good it needed elevating to our premium level. Cabernet has a long history in the Barossa Valley with bearing vines dating back to 1892. Even so as the post war swing to table wines grew there were only a few vineyard patches in the Barossa Valley with new plantings not beginning until the 1980s.
As the high quality of Barossa reds became recognised this was about Shiraz and until recently Barossa Cabernet was overlooked. I think this was natural as the publicity for Cabernet was focussed on Coonawarra and our generally cooler climate and coastal vineyards, these being more akin to the type region of Bordeaux, France.
As the Australian palate has matured so the interest has grown for the warmer, fuller richer styles of Cabernet. Those Orlando Gramps Barossa Cabernets from the 1950s and 1960s that I enjoyed long ago are now expressed in this Goat Square Ziegenmarkt.