A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS
An excellent vintage for age-worthy wines with that classic Coonawarra combination of concentration, depth and brightness
Director of Winemaking
THE FINER DETAILS
A full-bodied wine with aromas of cassis and a hint of mint. The palate is rich with ripe black fruits and leafy freshness wrapped in firm tannin.Download Tasting Notes
Rain over winter to set up good soil moisture but spring was dry and warm and flowering occurred early. Fruit set was even and yields were slightly below average, leading to good balance between bunches and canopy. The latter part of the season produced perfect conditions for ripening of Cabernet fruit – dry with warm days and cool nights. Despite the early start, a relatively cool season overall brought vintage back into line with the long-term average and the Cabernet harvest occurred at the end of March and into April. Beautifully ripe fruit in bunches of small, thick-skinned berries produced age-worthy wines of excellent concentration and firm tannin.
This wine is from select vineyards with mature vines aged between 20 and 50 years. The fruit was fermented in static overhead fermenters with pumping over. The wine was matured for 15 months in a mix of old and new American and French oak barriques and hogsheads.