The wine takes its name from a 40 metre long man-made cave, hand-dug in 1916 into the solid limestone hill that is now home to the estate vineyards. The hut-like entrance to the Lime Cave is depicted in the Maxwell of McLaren Vale logo. Above this cave, on the crest of the hill, there are 19 rows of “Reynella Selection” Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Planted in 1972, these vines originate from those brought into South Australia by John Reynell over 150 years ago.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The colour is dense red-black.
Aromas of cassis and mulberry are complemented by dried herbs with hints of cigar box and tobacco notes.
The palate offers abundant dark cherry and blackberry with a luscious compote of dark forest fruits. Subtle dried herb notes and a light earthy character follow. Maturation in French oak provides a well balanced cedary note. Tight fine tannins persist and provide excellent palate length.
Given satisfactory cellaring conditions, it is expected this wine will drink particularly well at around 6 to 8 years of age. Previous vintages of this wine have performed exceptionally well in the winery’s cellars beyond 10 years.