“…Nigh on perfect expression of cool grown Cabernet” James Halliday
Awards & Accolades: 94 pts Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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- Vintage: 2016
- Region: Hilltops
- Country: Australia
- Variety: Cabernet
- Case Size: 12
- Bottle Size: 750ml
About: The vineyard consists of multiple clones planted on 170 acres spread over 450 acres of undulating terrain. The result is a tremendous diversity in wine style depending on site, aspect, soil type and vine clone.
Viticulture: Shoot thinned & leaf thinned with nearly all the fruit coming from our low yielding (1.5 tonnes pa), old vine block.
Wine making: Cold soaked pre-ferment, 12 day fermentation, barrel aged in new and used French hogsheads and barriques for 12 months. Multiple rackings to clarify, aerate (enhancing the sensory properties of the wine) and to help form pigmented tannins which improve mouthfeel and stabalize colour.
Tasting Notes: A complex nose of pure cassis fruit, violets, crushed blackberries, dried herbs and cedary oak. Generous and stylish, the palate is bright & lifted with lovely complexity. A classy wine that finishes as elegantly as it begins with fine supple tannins.