In a nutshell:
A cool and classy South Australian red blend from vineyards in the Eden Valley.
FDR1A is an abbreviation for Fine Dry Red 1A. It's a top notch blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz first produced in 1974 from carefully selected vineyards exclusively in the Eden Valley. The 2013 growing year was drier than usual and produced smaller, flavour packed bunches. It spent 17 months in a mix of French and Hungarian oak before bottling. The outcome is a wine that's big, but not overpowering with refined floral and soft spice aromas leading you into a generous wine with a very approachable sweet fruit complexity.
When to drink:
An elegant, well structured wine that's nicely mature. Great to enjoy with big beefy dishes, or many types of rich dishes.