The Waxed Bat is always a huge hit with customers, show judges and critics. The latest release has arrived and is ready for you to taste (if you’re quick enough).
Opi Sadler is one talented winemaker. His colleagues have nicknamed him “The Magician,” thanks to his uncanny ability to draw out the most magical qualities in grapes – a talent that’s helped put the fine wine spotlight on Argentina. His Waxed Bat is even more special – vintage after vintage, Opi conjures up this acclaimed blend of berry-rich Shiraz, inky-black Malbec and chocolaty Cabernet. And the new 2016 release is every bit as sumptuous and dark as its award-winning predecessors.
A single sip will reveal why Decanter World Wine Awards judges described a past vintage as “so thick you could paint with it.” Expect a deep, dark glassful, starting with aromas of lush blackberry and notes of violet, smoke, pepper and licorice. On the palate, you’ll find layers of rich, black-fruit flavor and oaky complexity. Look for that trademark long, smooth finish. Delicious with a big, juicy cut of steak.