First Drop Mother’s Ruin 2015 | First Drop was born in 2004. Conceived by two friends, Matt ‘Gantos’ Gant and John ‘JR’ Retsas, with a desire to make wines to drink, not just appreciate. Mother’s Milk! Based at the ‘Home of the Brave’ in the Barossa, First Drop is making wines with flavour, texture and a splash of funk; from fruit sourced from unique vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Barossa to bring you a diverse, deliciously exciting and thought-provoking line up of flavours.
The First Drop Mother’s Ruin is a well-balanced expression of McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s an ode to the ‘luncheon claret’, but it’s not as green and austere as the favourite lunchtime libation at the gentleman’s club. The fruit is from a vineyard with good breeding in the foothills and the resulting wine has been made in a fruit driven style this vintage. It has classic First Drop drinkability, so bottoms up! A dark plum Bouquet of cassis and plum fruit flavours with hints of eucalypt and florals, the palate is full of black fruits with a rounded mid-palate, an elegant core of tannins and a textured finish. It matches perfectly with roasted quail or partridge.