95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
Widely hailed as an outstanding success, the 2016 growing season in Langhorne Creek saw relatively dry conditions right through winter and into spring. As per most years, Lake Alexandrina’s cooling breezes helped achieve even ripening conditions with low disease pressure, and this, coupled with even berry set early in the process, led to slightly above average yields. Most red varieties from this region showed a wonderful depth of colour, good balance and complex flavour profiles, with Cabernet Sauvignon certainly being the stand out.
Conventional winemaking techniques were used to craft this wine. The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness to ensure no overripe characters crept into the finished product. The style of this wine is fresh, fruit forward and easy drinking, displaying all the varietal character expected of the Discovery Series wines.
“While not particularly deep, the hue is youthful, and the fragrant eucalypt nuances that accompany the fresh cassis of the palate are regional (and shared with Coonawarra). The finely spun tannins are a feature of a medium-bodied cabernet made to be drunk whenever the idea pleases you.” – 95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday