In the late 1890's the Blue Cutting Road was hand dug by Polish settlers whilst waiting for gainful employment. Blue Cutting Road is situated in the area known today as the Polish Hill River region of the Clare Valley. Not only does this road remain a usable summer bush track connecting two main roads. it dissects the two vineyards that provide valuable, flavoursome fruit for a range of O'Leary Walker wines.
Much of the settlers' influences have filtered throughout the beautiful Clare Valley and many of the fruits of their labours are still evident today. We pay homage to their enduring qualities with this wine.
This Cabernet Merlot blend was crafted in 2-tonne open fermenters and shows the benefits. The varietal characters display blueberry and mulberry spice, enhanced by subtle hints of cedar derived from careful maturation in French Oak. The palate is flavoursome and mouth filling with balanced acidity and long fine tannins.
This wine is enjoyable now, but with careful cellaring will improve for 5-7 years.