The Hay Shed Hill Vineyard Series showcase the character of the fruit grown on this classic vineyard site with distinctive and expressive wines. This is classic, intense, ripe and elegantly structured Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the great Margaret River vineyards.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
An 86/10/4% blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec and cabernet franc, standard Hay Shed Hill vinification, then French oak for 13 months. All about complexity, built in part on the fruit blend, part the tannin structure, part oak, and part the terroir. A quintessential Margaret River style; there are even better examples, but you have to pay three or four times as much to get one. James Halliday, Rating 95, 27th July 2015
Winery Tasting Notes
Dense dark red to black colour of great intensity.
An intense and rich bouquet led by the ripest cassis and berry fruits, rich and opulent but brooding in its youth. Behind the primary fruits are distinctive vineyard characteristics of dark chocolate and mint. The oak is background cedar which will recede further as the fruits emerge with some bottle age.
This vineyard consistently produces intense fleshy and full mid palate Cabernet with massive fruit weight with dark cherry and blackcurrant flavours. At the time of writing the wine is very youthful and tight but it still has ample fruit sweetness that will only become more accessible as the wine matures in bottle. This is a big full wine with ample flavour and concentration in the classic Margaret River tradition.