How often do we hear "The best of both worlds"? In this case it's true - we take the flesh, the spice, the berry fruit, the generosity of Shiraz; and team it with the structure, coolness, red fruits and savoury herbs of Cabernet.
Who wins? Shiraz was once described to me as a 'blend partner' as the ugly cousin in the family photo - you just can't help seeing it. But despite the fact that it's 50% of this wine, and is genuinely generous and exuberant, the Cabernet is keeping it in its 'proper place' : in harmony.
The result of this judicious blend is a wine more approachable in its youth than either of the two would be as a single variety, but with the potential to age that Cabernet (in particular) brings to the table.