The inviting nose bursts with raspberry jelly crystal and sweet violet aromas.
Ripe red berries, cherry plum fruit leather and hints of cassis saturate the palate with f ine grain ed tannins creat ing a succulent, velvety mouthfeel. The extended maturation in super premium French oak barriques imparts an elegant spic iness and the subtle, leafy nuances typical of old vine Wilyabrup Cabernet which adds to the wines complexity.
With almost ideal weather conditions for whites exceptional fruit has been produced
showing intense varietal flavours that are typical Margaret River. Aromatic varieties
were outstanding with fresh citrus, lemon blossom and stone fruit on the nose and pala
balanced off by crisp acidity. The temperature cooled off toward the end of February
providing ideal weather conditions for the red varietals to fully ripen their flavour
profiles and tannins. Once again there was a huge amount of Marri blossom leading
into vintage therefore Silvereye bird damage was minimal.
Flavour intensity was further
benefited by the fact that cropping levels were reduced by around 30% across the region
due to storms in early spring.
Staggered hand picking.
are cold soaked, gently plunged and
temperature controlled in 4 tonne parcels in open fermenters for gentle and full
extraction. The wine is matured in 100
% French oak barriques for 2 years,
stored in our underground climate controlled cellar for 18 months before release.