Tasting Notes: Aromas of intense Blackberry and mulberry overshadow supple toasty oak. Varietal characters shine through on the palate displaying concentrated cassis (blackcurrant) and freshly chopped mint. The wine is elegant and perfectly balanced with a combination of rich berries, dusty oak and soft velvety tannins.
Harvest Date: April 25th 2002
Alcohol Vol: 13.7%
TA (g/l): 6.4
G+F (g/l): -
Bottling Date: 8th of March 2004
Awards & Accolades:
• 4 Stars in May/June Winestate Magazine 2006
• 92 out of 100 from Gary Walsh (Winefront.com.au)
• 5 Stars with a rating of 94 out of a 100 in the 2009 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
James Comments: “Shares with the Shiraz a remarkable freshness and intensity for a six year old wine, with clear blackcurrant fruit to the fore picked at perfect ripeness; has absorbed the quixotic choice of American oak. Drinking to 2017.”
Winemakers Notes: Cooler weather conditions during the 2002 growing season were ideal for the production of cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon. The summer was very mild with an extended warm autumn providing an extended ripening period enabling intense concentration of varietal flavour. After harvesting in late April the grapes were destemmed, inoculated and fermented in half tonne open fermenters for 10 days. When fermentation was finished the must was gently basket pressed into and matured in a combination of French and American oak for 20+ months. During the aging process the wine is racked a number of times and bottled without any fining or filtration.
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6 Pack Price:$220.00