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CELLAR POTENTIAL | Now to 2033
This is a taut, composed and powerful Margaret River Cabernet with layers of cassis, blackberry and blood plum, freshly cut sage, dried herbs, fine dark chocolate, star anise and notes of young cedar. It is a wine built on sheets of supple tannin and is deliciously textural with a long finish that lingers well after the last sip.
Cool weather and regular rain up until Christmas made a slow start to the season, setting up good ground moisture and vine health coming into summer. An extended period of dry and mild weather during January and February to created and excellent backdrop for perfect ripening producing wines with an excellent depth of flavour balanced with lively acidity.
This wine is built from multiple growers in Margaret River, including old Juniper Estate Cabernet which shows its Wilyabrup pedigree. Bunches were destemmed and fermented in open fermenters and managed with classic pigiage (plunging) and pump overs.
Lapped by the ocean on three sides, Margaret River region is about 280km south of Perth. It is one of the most reliable wine growing regions in Australia; seasons are warm and dry with cooling ocean breezes, providing a long ripening period particularly well-suited to Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Margaret River’s relative isolation protect this clean and unspoiled haven from pollution of all kinds. Nearly 100 kilometres long and around 27 kilometres wide, the region has unique mesoclimates and a diverse range of soils which ensure no two vineyards are quite the same. The first commercial vineyard in Margaret River was planted in the mid-1960s and the region now has more than 200 vignerons. It is a popular tourism destination and in addition to gourmet food and wine boasts beautiful beaches, reliable surf, excellent fishing, majestic forests, caves and whale watching.