The dense, luscious Waxed Bat Reserve is from remarkable winemaker Opi Sadler. He takes Cabernet and Malbec from the best, highest vineyards and ages the wine in barrel. Waxed Bat’s hallmark velvet black fruit, taken a notch richer and deeper.
"Excellent. plenty of black fruit, smooth. Now a favourite, will order again"
Online Review For the 2017 vintage
This is the Reserve edition of the much loved Waxed Bat. Ask winemaker Opi Sadler why the name and he’ll reminisce about, as a small boy, visiting his grandfather and exploring the dark cellars. There bats fluttering in the candlelight would both fascinate and terrify him in equal measure! In the Reserve, Opi takes the quality of his legendary Waxed Bat to new heights. Cassis scented Cabernet and spicy Malbec have been patiently barrel aged for a year to create a silky smooth, round wine that retains all the vibrant fruit intensity that makes regular Waxed Bat so popular, with rounded tannins and a long finish. It shows that Argentina’s Cabernet is on a par with its Malbec. Opi suggests serving with roast lamb, steak or spicy tomato pasta.
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