The CEO series of wines are made from superb parcels of grapes specially selected by the Ernest Hill CEO, Ross Wilson. The 2in1 CEO Red includes both Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, offering two full-bodied red wines to toast your business successes with diversified choices of flavors.
Shiraz is the signature red grape variety of the Hunter Valley, which is famous for producing full-flavored, medium to full-bodied wines. The warm weather conditions produce easy-drinking wines with a distinctive Hunter character which is different from the cooler climate Shiraz from Southern Australia.
The 2017 CEO Shiraz is an excellent example of Hunter Shiraz and displays rich flavors of blackberry and mulberry with a hint of white pepper spice. These are enhanced by 16 months of maturation in French oak barrels. The 2017 CEO Shiraz produced a wine of great depth, with a long smooth satisfying finish.
2017 CEO Shiraz Halliday Wine Companion Rating: 92 pts
Awards: Gold China Wine and Spirit Awards, Gold AWC Vienna Award
Food Match: Enjoy with your roast meats, stir-fries, and tomato-based pasta dishes.
Cellaring: drink now or cellar up to 10 years.
Alcohol Content: 14%
Sauvignon has been grown in the Hunter Valley for over one hundred years. It is a difficult grape to grow in this region as the early rains, and extreme heat makes some vintages a real challenge. But when the vintage is kind, we can turn out some wonderfully full-bodied savory wines. 2018 was one of those years. It is a late riper and is the last variety to be picked.
The 2018 CEO Cabernet Sauvignon produces delicious plum and blackcurrant flavors. It comes with big fruit and typical vibrant Cabernet tannins. It has a touch of mint and those toasty characters from 16 months of maturation in French oak barrels. A wine of character and fines.
2018 CEO Cabernet Sauvignon Halliday Wine Companion Rating: 93 pts
"Full bodied. A quiver of cassis, leather, mulberry, garden herb, sage and that quintessential Hunter scent of terracotta, all bound by a sheath of detailed tannins: fine grained, precise and authoritative. These make the wine, conferring a welcome savouriness while the dutiful freshness pulls the finish to impressive length. A lovely wine." - Halliday Wine Companion 2022
Food Match: Enjoy with your full-flavored stews and casseroles.
Cellaring: Drink now or up to 8 years
Alcohol Content: 14%
Shipping: within Singapore only