The subsequent wine exudes an evocative array of flavours. Brooding mulberry, dark cherry, liquorice and roasted chestnut flavours all mingle harmoniously in the wine. The flavour profile is underpinned by the subtle and seamless integration of the spicy oak and the sumptuous finely grained tannin structure.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Deep, dense colour; just as with the Shiraz, the region speaks loud and clear, but does not pervert the excellent display of varietal fruit with its array of blackcurrant and mulberry (and dark chocolate) fruit; excellent tannins and good oak are further pluses. To 2028. Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
Brooding mulberry, dark cherry, liquorice and roasted chestnuts flavours all mingle harmoniously in the wine.
The flavour profile is under pinned by the subtle and seamless integration of the spicy oak and the sumptuous finely grained tannin structure.
Designed as a food wine, the finish is tight and fine and structured to complement saucing of all meat, game and pasta dishes.
Gracefully aging over ten years.
The window of opportunity for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to develop their optimum varietal flavour is very fine. Regular vineyard visits and tasting of the grapes is imperative to ensure that the grapes are not allowed to achieve over ripeness as this would diminish the varietal characters and result in undesirable non-descript “jammy” characters. The individual parcels of grapes were harvested separately and fermented on skins for a minimum of eight days. The ferments were managed to ensure a greater level of extraction earlier in ferment, with the ferment being handled more gently towards the end of the time on skins to ensure that any astringent or stalky tannins were not extracted.