96 Points & Top 100 Wines James Halliday
This wine is a blend of 91% cabernet sauvignon, 6% merlot and 3% malbec. The fruit was picked and sorted in mid April 2017. It was cold soaked in small fermenters for twelve days before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration allowing for the softening of the tannins. Forty percent of the wine was matured in new Bordeaux oak barriques. The balance went to one year old (30%) and two year old (30%) Bordeaux barriques for ten months maturation before blending.
This wine displays bright and lifted aromas of dark berry and bay leaf, and gentle oak support. The wine is effortlessly mouth filling with juicy red fruit flavours balanced with acidity and gentle fine grained tannins which lead to a long finish.
“91% cabernet sauvignon, cold-soaked for 12 days before fermentation and extended maceration, matured in French barriques (40% new) for 10 months. It is supremely elegant and long, with black and red berry fruits, and cedary flavours ex oak and fine tannins. Extraordinary value.” – 96 Points & Top 100 Wines James Halliday