An excellent 2010 vintage in the Clare Valley has allowed us to create our third ‘Tregea‘ Reserve Cabernet in ten years. Warm days and cool nights over the harvest period slowed down the ripening process, maximising the development of the wines blackcurrent and tobacco flavours, fine tannins and seamless natural acid contribution. Kilikanoon’s finest Cabernet in its portfoilio with less than 300 cases produced.
Low yielding fruit from two vineyards, one positioned in the warmer Leasingham district and the other around our cellar door in the cooler, more elevated Skillogalee valley, were allowed to fully ripen, before hand harvesting, fermentation on skins to dryness and basket pressing to new French oak hogsheads. Bottling occurred without fining or filtration.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
Impenetrable colour, purple hue; epic in its concentration and purity, the fruit is pure cassis seasoned with fine oak, and a touch of sage; the palate is juicy on entry, with the densely packed tannins barely having a voice with the succulent fruit on offer; will age with grace. Rating 96 - Drink by 2030 - Ben Edwards, Wine Companion (FEB/2013)
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is scented of black currant, cinnamon stick and nutmeg over cedar and pencil lead notes. With tons of taut fruit, the medium-bodied wine has lifted acidity and firm, very fine tannins. It is a very pretty and impressive wine that finishes long. Drink 2014 to 2022+. Rating 93+ Drink 2014 - 2022 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (FEB/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Inky red in colour, dense and opaque in appearance.
A complex and lifted aroma profile, redolent of riper cassis notes and cooler herbaceous flavours, all superbly supported by quality French oak spice.
Well weighted and sculptured palate, one possessing of blackcurrants, tobacco and hints of dark chocolate, classic Clare Valley tannins and seductive French oak. A reserve wine, made to cellar for many years, yet drinking beautifully now upon release.
Bottled February 2012
At least 15 years with careful cellaring