Dark blackcurrant and touches of leaf and cedar are
complemented by hints of chocolate and dried herbs.
A supple palate with cherry and dark plum characters,
finishing gently with very soft tannins and creamy vanilla
nuances. A flavoursome red blend with instant drinking
The Margaret River region has produced a strong 2015
vintage once again. The overall yields were down but the
quality was excellent. The winter was warmer and wetter
than usual, securing water supplies for the entirety of the
season. The January and February growing periods were
dry and sunny without any extreme heat events. Wetter
conditions in March slowed things down and the season
finished in April, before a significant rain event. The
Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon wines are strong and
show elegant varietal aromas of blackcurrant and spice with
balanced acidity and depth with excellent aging potential.
Shiraz and Merlot handled the rainfall in March and April
very well, producing standout examples of these varieties
with high levels of colour, intensity and flavour.
Two Cabernet components from our Carbunup River and
Cellar Door (Yallingup) vineyards were destemmed and
crushed to separate static tanks and inoculated immediately
with a Bordeaux yeast strain. Each tank was pumped over
twice daily using a Turbopigeur - a red fermentation pump
designed in France that floods the cap with a very gentle
pumping action. The wines were fermented on skins to
dryness at a maximum of 28°C and pressed after 14 days. The
wine was racked to barrel for MLF and was then matured for
10 months in 10% new French oak barriques. The wine
displays the fresh varietal Cabernet characters of black and
red fruits with hints of dried herbs and has an elegant and
refined tannin structure.
Medium dark red colour with purple tones.