Blue Gold Sydney International, Double Gold CWSA, Gold Medal Vienna & Catavinum World Competition & 96 Halliday Points!
Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia
An accord of three very different parcels of superior McLaren Vale vineyard, vinified on skins for a week and a half in traditional open vats, followed by transfer to a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels for completion of malolactic and eighteen months maturation. The individual Blocks of Cabernet were cannily shifted between different cooperages of oak to impart layers of flavour and enhance structure, the final assemblage is a judicious draught of vineyard parcels to achieve layers of flavour and opulent tannin profile.
Deep cherry red. Fresh leafy lifted cinnamon and cigarbox, overlaying red berry fruits, dark chocolate, roast chestnuts and black cardamon. Fleshy blackcurrant, black cherry and mulberry flavours lead into a blueberry muffin and milk chocolate mid palate. The savoury and linear grape tannins integrate with elegant oak tannins to give the wine fantastic length, finesse and balance.