‘A price of $50 would be justified.’ – 96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
Believe it….full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from the Adelaide Hills.
Estate grown, precisely planted, taking full advantage of the favourable conditions to ripen picture perfect clusters of tiny berries. This striking wine presents Cassis and dark fruit flavours expected from Cabernet, with subtle hints of tobacco and chocolate on the palate. After 12 months in French oak the soft silky tannins are finely balanced by the fruit flavours and subtle oak nuances.
“Selective machine-harvested, hand-sorted, multiple clone and block small batch ferments, 80% crushed and destemmed, 20% whole berries, open fermenters of various sizes, some cold soak, various cultured yeasts, 14 days on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (25% new). All this has resulted in a seriously good cabernet flush with blackcurrant fruit perfectly balanced by tannins and cedary oak. A price of $50 would be justified.” – 96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday