Deep red with scarlet highlights. Cassis fruit with hints of mint make this wine a definitive Cabernet Sauvignon. Elements of vanilla, cinnamon and mocha from oak maturation have augmented the fruit and contribute complexity. This full flavoured, rich Cabernet Sauvignon has blackberry fruit flavours within a medium-full bodied structure. It has a beautiful persistence, long tannins and a round acidity to finish.
CELLARING POTENTIAL: Appealing on release and has sufficient structure for 6-8 years of cellaring.
OAK TREATMENT: 25% new French oak, with older French and American oak
WINEMAKING NOTES: The fruit selected for this wine comes from our vineyard blocks to the south of the McLaren Vale township. Some oak fermentation has been used to enhance the aroma of the wine. The individual ferments were assembled on the first racking to allow the blend to mature as one wine. Our philosophy is to augment, rather than dominate, the fruit with oak and as a result 25% of the oak is new or one year old, with the remaining being used in the previous blends.
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