Giant Steps Harrys Monster Cabernet Merlot 2008 (6 x 750mL), VIC

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Overview

It has firm, assertive tannins with touches of dark chocolate, fresh vanilla beans, dark roasted coffee and brioche. Red berries and blueberry compote compliment a long even finish.

Region:
VIC - Yarra Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

94 points - James Halliday

Quite serious cabernet blend, with dark savoury personality, good fruit concentration and with the oak to accompany, needs time but is built for the long haul.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The 2007/2008 growing season was warm and dry, proving to be perfect conditions for these late ripening varieties producing exceptional colour, tannin and structure.

Nose

Harry's Monster shows a melange of savoury and sweet notes: a perfume of violets and cassis, dried herb and star anise with hints of earthy forest floor and dark cocoa.

Palate

It has firm, assertive tannins with touches of dark chocolate, fresh vanilla beans, dark roasted coffee and brioche. Red berries and blueberry compote compliment a long even finish.

Cellaring Potential

Grown at Sexton vineyard, these vines are planted on stony, north-facing hilltops producing this powerful, even confronting wine that will repay careful cellaring until 2015.

Vintage
2008
Region
VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Yarra Valley based vignerons, the Sexton family live in the middle of their 80 acre vineyard established on the high north face of the Warramate Ranges in the dress circle of the Yarra Valley, one hour east of Melbourne.

At Giant Steps, they explore site, micro climatic and clonal differences between several specialised vineyards in the Yarra Valley including their own multiclonal vineyard and the highly regarded Tarraford vineyard.

Focused intently upon reflecting the individual and unique characteristics of each single vineyard, Giant Steps adopts a minimalist approach to winemaking including, whenever possible, vinification using indigenous yeasts and gravity flow transfers.

When in the Yarra Valley you must stop by the winery/cellar door situated in the main street of Healesville, which offers wood fired pizzas, in-house roasted coffee, cheese, beer on tap, and of course wine.

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