Quorum

A famous old vineyard in McLaren Vale set the partners of Adelaide Winemakers pondering the definition of iconic wines; they agreed that it requires separating and elevating the very best parcels of fruit from the best sites to result in extraordinary wine. They have the resources to achieve this, and the will to create it, so Quorum became the result of that agreement. The first Quorum wine was a serious blend that represents Australia’s great signature wine style – Cabernet Sauvignon with Shiraz. Other wines have been added to this elite tier of Quorum wines: single vineyard expressions of Shiraz from McLaren Vale, with Cabernet Sauvignon from Langhorne Creek a likely addition. Marked by distinctive packaging with handsome embossed labels, Quorum clearly expresses a rarified brand that defines absolute excellence.

Quorum represents the finest wines that Adelaide Winemakers has to offer. Each vintage, the best wines from each region are reviewed by the winemaking team comprising Sam Watkins, Andrew Locke, David Watkins and Warren Randall after they have been meticulously cellared in carefully chosen oak barrels. Only a unanimous quorum will allow a blend to make the cut. Quorum is the Adelaide Winemaker’s agreement to a stamp of quality.

James Halliday 

(www.winecompanion.com.au)

Quorum Vintage 2010 

   93 points 

“26 months in French and American and while only 15% of this oak was new, it’s left an obvious trail. Coconut, peppermint and clove notes are ever present, but so too rich plum/blackcurrant and ever-so-velvety texture. Swings and roundabouts, the finish then flushed with fruit and fine-grained tannin. Just give it (more) time for the various components to get to know one another better.”