5 Stars & 96 Points Huon Hooke
Paradise IV Chaumont 2016 was ranked 2nd best Cabernet blend in Australia 2016 (1st Yarra Yering Nol 2016, 2nd Paradise IV Chaumont 2016, 3rd Yarra Yering Agincourt 2016, 4th Cullen Diana Madeline) by Huon Hooke
Paradise IV Winery has a long and proud history dating back to 1848, when James Henry Dardel first established his Paradise Winery, a collection of four vineyards on the banks of the Moorabool River in the Moorabool Valley.
Magenta to black, a powerful dark colour with youthful vibrance. Earth and cedar notes mingle with mulberry and raspberry notes, and with airing, violets. A concentrated and powerful wine with focused cedary tannins swathed in supple fruit notes that range from red to black fruits. Without question, the most complex and deeply layered Chaumont for many years. Rich and powerful yet not heavy, showing supple and mouth filling qualities that maintain a long presence on the palate. Destined to be a very long cellaring wine – 20 plus years.
“Fragrant and perfumed, with deep scents of liqueur cherries, dark chocolates and sweet floral scents backed by earthy, stony aspects. It’s long and generous, with a sumptuous presence of dark cherries, plums and berries that give fatness and weight over a fine, dusty spine of drying, crunchy tannins. It extends long and faintly citrusy – thanks to a small proportion of stalks – but culminates in a savoury finish of length and drive.” – 5 Stars & 95 Points Jeremy oliver
“Very deep red colour with a good tint of purple, the bouquet tobacco-like at first and eerily reminiscent of Saint-Émilion. As it airs, the black berry fruits and earthy mineral nuances rise up and dominate. It’s full-bodied and firm in the finish, but without any hint of greenness in the flavours or tannins. The structure is exemplary. The shiraz fills the middle-palate without being obvious, allowing the cabernets to carry the wine. (85% cabernet sauvignon, 12% shiraz, 3% cabernet franc)” – 5 Stars & 96 Points Huon Hooke