The Cabernet Sauvignon showcases a single varietal blend from our premium vineyards situated at Thomas Block and Jones Block and highlights our Biodynamic and Organic vineyard practices. Each vintage, our winemaker hand selects and blends the top blocks to create this very popular Cab Sauv offering.
This wine is showing beautiful varietal expression, with soft tannins, and is ready to drink now, however careful cellaring of 10 – 15 years will be rewarded.
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James Halliday, 2018
|Variety:||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|100%:||Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan|
|Colour:||Deep crimson red|
|Aroma:||Delicate fragrance of paprika, turmeric and cinnamon, with a touch of licorice and blackcurrant|
|Palate:||Full bodied wine showing redcurrants, spice and cloves on the front palate, seamlessly followed by integrated French oak and elegant fine grain tannins|
This wine gives the best of both worlds: fantastic when young, however careful cellaring for 10-15 years will be rewarded.
2017 was a fantastic year for winemaking in McLaren Vale. We had an extremely wet winter and our vineyards reached full saturation point. Spring brought very consistent fruit set and flowering. The rain continued throughout summer and mild days with cool nights allowed for a slow ripening season. These conditions resulted in fragrant whites with lower acidity, and elegant reds with very attractive primary fruit flavours and lower alcohols.
Individual parcels from selected vineyards were harvested to capture optimum sugar and flavour equilibrium. The parcels were kept separate throughout de-stemming and fermentation, to ensure the highest quality. Fermentation was carried out in open top and static fermenters. Each parcel was plunged and pumped over twice a day for 14 days to extract colour, flavour and tannin structure. The ferments were pressed to new and mature French oak puncheons (500 litre barrels), where they were nurtured for 9 months prior to blending and bottling.
Top 100 Wines 2018 - 94 points
It shows elevated spices and supple texture engendered by the vintage, and is a lovely drink.
17.5 / 20
The nose is well concentrated with good depth. The palate has light, grainy tannins providing fine grip and structure, with balance providing energy and drive. The wine carries to a long, taut finish.