Esulé ‘Woman with Gun’ Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon


Rare blend of Cabernets from RedHeads. Dense black fruit with elegant structure and subtle French oak for complexity.


Esulé is a tale of modern day tragedy, of being life’s outcast, abandoned. The victim is Cabernet, both Sauvignon and Franc varieties – out of favour they simply don’t figure in McLaren Vale fashion right now … no, Shiraz sits there. But judging by the power and intensity of the grapes, trendy or not, they should be at the forefront of your palate. So, we’re not going to abandon the Cabernets; we are championing them in this superb red that speaks elegant volumes of class and finesse.

We were delighted that the Esulé label was chosen to be part of San Francisco’s MOMA ‘How Wine became Modern’ exhibition, in the ‘Women with Gun’ section. Stylishly it conveys just how far those that rise to the top – materially and emotionally, in love, in career or simply by royal birth – can fall to the rock bottom and be cast out.


2013: 95 POINTS from Halliday Wine Companion
2014: 3x GOLDS
2015: 5x GOLDS
2018: 95 POINTS from Halliday Wine Companion, 93 POINTS from Decanter Wine Magazine, McLaren Vale Wine of the Year from China Wine & Spirits Best Value, 1 x DOUBLE GOLD, 2 x GOLDS
2020: 94 POINTS from Winestate Magazine

Online sales are through our UK partner, Laithwaites