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Hand plunged in a small open top fermenter; a total of 35 days on skins to promote good extraction and structural development.
Ageing: Matured for 20 months in oak.
Barrels: French oak barrels, 50% new and 50% second use.
Seductive aromas of classic cassis and mulberry with an elegant savoury note, and once again subtle fresh herbal hints backed with tobacco and fine leather. The complex palate is redolent of dried red and blue fruits intermingled with couverture chocolate, black olive and the characteristic graphite-like minerality. The palate is long and balanced, with the acidity driving this wine. Demonstrating great depth of fruit intensity, along with a a soft, velvety and well integrated tannin profile. Another fine Cabernet in a long lineage from the Estate.
Cellaring Potential: 18-20 years
Serving Temperature: 15-18°C
Food Pairing: Aged cheddar, Pasta al Ragù and dry aged beef.
Soil: Ironstone gravels, sand and clay
Vine Age: 25 years
Yield: 4.2 tonne per hectare
Harvest: 22nd March at 13.3 Baumé
Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (dry grown)
Alcohol: 13.8% pH: 3.62 Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L Residual Sugar: Dry <0.5 g/L
Awards & Reviews
Langton’s Trophy for Best Wine of Provenance
Margaret River Wine Show 2017
Trophy awarded to the top performing set of 3 wines of the same label across 3 vintages. The
first wine must be a current vintage, the second wine must be 5-7 years older and the third wine
8+ years older. The winning set comprised the 2014, 2008 and 2005 vintages.
96 points – James Halliday
Weekend Australian Magazine, 31 March 2018
“Crushed, destemmed, with four weeks on skins and 18 months in French oak (60% new). A very
powerful wine, cabernet at its haughtiest best; the tannins are a firm but balanced part of the
long, structured blackcurrant and black olive finish.” Drink to 2038.
95 points Huon Hooke Sydney Morning Herald
93 points Ned Goodwin MW Halliday Wine Companion, August 2017
95 points Ned Goodwin MW Halliday Wine Companion, August 2017
92 points Ray Jordan WA Wine Guide 2017
97 points Campbell Mattinson Halliday Wine Companion, October 2016
94 points Gary Walsh The Wine Front, March 2016
93 points Ray Jordan WA Wine Guide 2017
97 points James Halliday Halliday Wine Companion, August 2016
95 points Ray Jordan WA Wine Guide 2016
96 points Ben Edwards Halliday Wine Companion, July 2014
GOLD Judging Panel National Wine Show 2012
GOLD Judging Panel Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2012
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